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Chhattisgarh: 1 officer of CRPF’s CoBRA battalion killed in IED blast triggered by Maoists


Team Udayavani, Nov 29, 2020, 8:42 AM IST

Raipur: An Assistant Commandant of Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) was killed and ten others were injured in an IED blast late triggered by Maoists on Saturday evening in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

The improvised explosive device blast took place in the Chintafuga forest area of the district and all the injured were airlifted to Raipur at around 12.45 am and were admitted in a hospital. On Sunday morning an Assistant Commandant, Nitin Bhalerao, who sustained serious injured died in the hospital.

The injured troops belong to the 206th battalion of the Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA).

A joint team of CoBRA and local police was out in the area for a special operation when the explosion took place.

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