At least nine CRPF personnel have died as an IED blast triggered by Naxals blew their mine-protected vehicle in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, officials said on Tuesday.

According to initial reports, another six personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been injured while four of them are in critical condition.

18 February 2018, Sukma, Chhattisgarh

Two Chhattisgarh police personnel and a civilian were killed and six others injured in a gunfight with the outlawed CPI (Maoist) at Bhejji in Sukma district, Chhattisgarh.

24 April  2017, Sukma, Chhattisgarh

25 CRPF soldiers were killed and seven others were critically injured in the attack by Maoists in Sukma, which was one of the deadliest in recent years.

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11 March 2017, Sukma, Chhattisgarh

 Maoist rebels killed twelve paramilitary commandos in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma after ambushing their convoy.

The troops first came under heavy fire and when they moved to take defensive positions, they tripped on IEDs, which led to serial explosions.

2 February 2017, Koraput, Odisha

Seven policemen were killed in a landmine blast which was carried out by Maoist rebels in Koraput region, nearly 550 km south of Bhubaneshwar district in Orissa.

The vehicle was transporting a few assistant drivers of the police department to Cuttack for training. There were 13 passengers, including the driver.

19 July 2016, Aurangabad, Bihar

 Ten Cobra Commandos (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) of CRPF were killed in an IED blast by Naxalites in the forests of Aurangabad district, Bihar. Four Naxals were also killed in the encounter that lasted for nearly eight hours.