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An officer from CRPF’s CoBRA unit is killed in an improvised explosive device explosion set off by Maoists in Chhattisgarh


A deputy commander of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) CoBRA (Commando Battalion para la Acción Resoluta) was killed and eight others injured in an explosion with an improvised explosive device set off by Maoists in the Talmetala area of ​​Sukma district on Saturday. at night.

Police Inspector General (IG) Bastar, Sunderaj P, told the Hindustan Times that a 206 CoBRA team was out for an anti-Naxal operation Saturday night when eight staff members, including two senior officials, were injured in a explosion with an IED caused by the Maoists.

The IG said the incident took place near the Arabraj Metta hills, which are nine kilometers northwest of the Chitagufa police station and six kilometers west of the Burkapal base camp.

“The eight wounded were flown to Raipur at around 12:45 pm and were admitted to a hospital. On Sunday morning, a deputy commander, Nitin Bhalerao, died in the hospital, suffering serious injuries, ”said the IG.

Commander’s assistant Nitin Bhalerao succumbed to his injuries and expired at 3:30 am on Sunday in Raipur, according to IG Suderaj P. Bhalerao belonged to Nasik in Maharashtra.

Police said seven others are out of danger.

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