The personnel belonging to the 212 Battalion were killed in the IED blast while they were conducting an area-domination operation in the Kistaram area in a mine-protected vehicle.
The IED-triggered blast was carried out at 12:15 pm. Reinforcements were rushed to the region by the CRPF after the blast was reported.
In the search operation conducted after the IED blast, petrol bombs were recovered from the 300-metre vicinity of the location.
Union Home MInister Rajnath Singh said, "My heartfelt condolences to the families of those personnel who lost their lives in Sukma blast. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured jawans. I spoke to DG CRPF regarding the Sukma incident and asked him to leave for Chhattisgarh."