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. 

Published
Videos
1 min read

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.

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!