2 Security Personnel Injured In IED Blast Triggered By Naxalites In Sukma District

Sukma District, December 11, 2023: Two security personnel were injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, police announced to the press today.

The blast occurred at around 10.15 am in Kistaram police station area, where a joint team of security personnel was patrolling to provide security to a road construction work site, an official said.

Personnel belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force’s 217th battalion, 208th battalion of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA – an elite unit of the CRPF) and district force were involved in the operation, he stated.

Patrolling was launched from Dabbamarka police camp to provide security to the road construction work in Saltong village.

When the team was cordoning off the area near Saltong, two personnel came in contact with the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, the official declared.

The two injured personnel were provided preliminary treatment and were being shifted to a hospital, he commented.

A search operation is currently underway in the area.

Source : https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/two-security-personnel-injured-as-improvised-explosive-device-planted-by-naxalites-explodes-in-chhattisgarhs-sukma/cid/1986074