CoBRA Commando Injured In IED Blast Triggered By Naxalites In Sukma District

Sukma District, November 7, 2023: A commando of CoBRA, an elite unit of the CRPF, was injured on Tuesday in an IED blast triggered by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district as polling for the first phase of State Assembly elections got underway in the region, police said.

The incident occurred when a joint team of CRPF and Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) 206th battalion personnel was out on an area domination operation from Tondamarka camp towards Elmagunda village to ensure security during polls, a senior police official stated.

During patrolling, Inspector Shrikant belonging to CoBRA 206th battalion, inadvertently stepped over the IED, planted by Naxalites, leading to the explosion causing injuries to him, the official commented.

The area falls under Konta assembly segment, which is among the 20 constituencies where voting is being held Tuesday in the first phase of the two-phase elections for the 90-member state assembly.

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