Sukma: Nine troopers of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and three others were injured in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday afternoon.
The encounter took place after the Maoists triggered an IED on an anti-landmine vehicle of the 212 CRPF Battalion’s patrolling team was going from Kistaram to Palodi. Following the blast, an encounter ensued in which nine jawans were killed and three others were seriously injured.
Sukma has been one of the worst insurgency hit regions in India, having seen decades of bloody conflict between security forces and Left wing extremists.
On March 11, 2017, suspected Maoists ambushed a CRPF road-opening team and killed 12 troopers in Sukma.
On April 24, 2017, 24 CRPF jawans were killed near Burkapal of south Sukma.