CoBRA 206 and CRPF 150 battalion deployed in Chintagufa were out on an operation yesterday when a blast took place near Kasalpada. No personnel was injured and the troop decided to celebrate the Independence Day in Kasalpada itself.
14 CRPF personnel have lost their lives in an attack by Naxals on December 1, 2014, at the Kasalpad village in Sukma district.
CoBRA specializes in for guerrilla/jungle warfare type operations for dealing with extremists and insurgents. Sukma district located in the southern tip of Chhattisgarh is the hot-bed of Naxalite activities with encounters between security forces and Naxalites being of common occurrence.