Dantewada: 7 CRPF Men Killed in Landmine Blast, Weapons Looted
Seven CRPF men were killed and their weapons looted after Naxals carried out a deadly landmine blast in Dantewada.
Seven CRPF men were killed on Wednesday and their weapons looted after Naxals carried out a deadly landmine blast on their vehicle in the jungles of Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
Officials said the incident occurred near the Basaras-Kuakonda axis in the Melawada village when a Tata-709 mini-truck of the force went over a landmine at about 4 PM. All the seven occupants were killed from the impact of the blast.
The troops belonged to the 230th battalion of the force deployed in south Bastar area for anti-Naxal operations. Preliminary reports suggest the squad was led by a Sub-Inspector-rank officer and was moving on an administrative task as they were not in uniform.
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