CRPF Personnel Killed In Blast Triggered By Maoists In Chhattisgarh's Sukma District

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"I spoke to Director General (DG) CRPF regarding the Sukma incident and asked him to leave for Chhattisgarh", he tweeted. Also, reports are coming that the forces are conducting the area-domination operation in the forest of Kistaram when the Maoists blew up the CRPF's mine-protected vehicle.

According to the officials, the tragic incident took place when a mine-protected vehicle was blown up by the improvised explosive devices hidden under the dirt track. He also said that the Sukma incident was "deeply distressing".

Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the "cowardly and shameful" attack and said the rebels were afraid that development works would put an end to their activities. I bow to each and every security personnel who attained martyrdom while serving the nation. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed grief over the loss of lives of police personnel in Sukma blast. "To those who have been injured, I wish a speedy recovery".

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the killings of CRPF soldiers was indicative of "deteriorating internal security situation due to flawed policies" of the Centre's Narendra Modi government. "Endangering India's national security is a direct effect of the Modi government's aimless, irresolute and inconsistent polices".

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"Hollow claims, sloganeering and drafting acronyms for propaganda can not be a substitute to sound policy measures".

The wounded CRPF personnel were evacuated to Raipur in helicopter and admitted at a super speciality hospital.

At least nine CRPF personnel were killed and several others injured in a Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

On March 11, 2017, suspected Maoists ambushed a CRPF road-opening team and killed 12 troopers in Sukma.