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25 CRPF jawans killed in deadly Naxal attack in Sukma: Here's how it happened

At Least 25 CRPF Personnel Were Killed And 6 Others Wounded In An Ambush By Naxalites In In Chhattisgarh's Sukma District On Monday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 25 Apr 2017, 08:40:15 AM
25 CRPF jawans killed in deadly Naxal attack in Sukma: Here's what happened when CRPF men were out for road opening task (News Nation Image)

New Delhi:

At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and 6 others wounded in an ambush by Naxalites in in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday.

The deadly assault occurred around 12:25 PM in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Naxalite violence.

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Here is the series of events that show how more than 300 Naxals killed CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district:

# on April 24 afternoon, 99 CRPF personnel left Dornapal as a road-opening party.

# There is an advice that so many jawans should not be part of one group, but more than 90 jawans left Dornapal in one group, says one report.

# The group of CRPF jawans stopped near Burkapal for lunch.

# More than 300 Naxals were on the prowl. They were keeping a watch. 

# CRPF men, who were out for a road opening task, came under heavy fire from Naxalites. 

# 25 CRPF jawans were killed in the deadly attack.

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# 6 other injured troops, including few who are critical, are being evacuated by helicopters.

IAF's anti-Naxal task force airlifted 3 critically injured casualties and 11 mortal remains of CRPF soldiers. One of the casualty succumbed to injuries in flight on the way to Raipur. The helicopter landed with casualties at Raipur approximately at 1700 Hrs. 

# Additional helicopters launched from Raipur and Jagdalpur to evacuate mortal remains of martyrs.

# CRPF jawans were sanitising a road which is being built in the area.

# 12 jawans managed to escape and reached the nearest camp.

# One company commander and 5 others still missing, says media reports.

# Most of the ammunition carried by CRPF jawans, including AK-47 rifles, wireless equipment, BP jackets, were taken away by the Naxals. 

# All the troops belonged to the 74th battalion of the force deployed in the area for anti-Maoist operations.

# Reinforcements have been rushed from the nearest CRPF camp.

In Pics: Sukma Naxal attack kills 25 CRPF personnel

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First Published : 24 Apr 2017, 07:44:00 PM

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