Two CRPF commandos were killed in an IED blast triggered by naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district early today.

The attack comes just a day after maoists blew off an anti-landmine vehicle killing a CRPF trooper in the same district.

A Tata-407 vehicle was blown up killing two CoBRA commandos on the spot, senior officials said.

The commandos, identified as constable K.P. Singh and Mukul Burman, were carrying rations for a CRPF camp nearby when the blast occurred.

Senior officials said the blast took place near Basuguda, where joint security forces had carried out a controversial encounter last month.

(This article was published on August 7, 2012)
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