2 CoBRA Jawans Killed By IED Triggered By Naxalites In Sukma District

Sukma District, June 23, 2024: Two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force’s jungle warfare unit (CoBRA) were killed after Naxalites blew up a truck with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgah’s Sukma district on June 23, a police official announced to the press today.

The Naxal-triggered IED attack took place around 3 p.m. near Timmapuram village between Silger and Tekalgudem camps of the security forces, over 400 km from the state capital Raipur, a senior police official declared.

An advance party of the 201st unit of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) had launched a patrolling operation from Silger camp under Jagargunda police station limits as a part of its Road Opening Party duty towards Tekalgudem, the police official commented.

The security personnel were in a truck and on motorcycles, the police official stated.

Naxalites triggered an IED blast targeting the truck that claimed the lives of constable Shailendra (29) and the vehicle driver Vishnu R (35), the police official said.

After being alerted about the blast, more security personnel were rushed to the spot and the bodies were being evacuated from the forest, the police official concluded, adding that a search operation is underway in the area.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/central-reserve-police-forces-jungle-warfare-unit-cobra-personnel-killed-in-sukma/article68323947.ece