CRPF’s Sniffer Dog Cracker Killed in an IED Blast in Chhattisgarh
The incident occurred when a Road Opening Party (ROP) was returning to its camp after a combing operation.
A sniffer dog of the CRPF died, and its handler injured, when a pressure bomb planted by Maoists went off in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.
The incident occurred when a Road Opening Party (ROP) of CRPF's 170th battalion was returning to its camp after a combing operation in Modakpal police station area.
The ROP, accompanied by a sniffer dog, had launched the operation from its camp in Chinna Kodepal village.
Just 2 km ahead of the camp, the canine, named Cracker, sniffed a pressure IED (improvised explosive device). The device was triggered, probably due to some movement during sniffing, and exploded, killing the canine, said the official
Its handler, constable B Bhanu Prakash Reddy, received minor injuries on his hand, the official said.
Cracker, a Belgian shepherd (Malinois) breed dog, was inducted into the CRPF battalion in December 2015, he said.
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