Eight CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack in Sukma

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Eight CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack in Sukma

Raipur: At least eight CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured in a Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chattisgarh on Tuesday.

According to a CRPF official, Maoists targeted a team of 212 CRPF personnel between Kistaram and Palodi in the district at 12 noon and blew up a mine protected vehicle by triggering an improvised explosive device (IED). 

The injured personnel are being evacuated by a helicopter to Raipur, the CRPF official told IANS.

Earlier in the day, Maoists had staged a similar attack but they fled after the CRPF personnel retaliated the fire.