At least ten Maoists were killed and five were injured in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district during a heavy exchange of fire. Acoording to CRPF DIG, DP Upadhyay, 10 Maoists were killed and 5 were seriously injured in retaliatory action by CRPF men after an attack on them in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.
In one of the deadliest Naxal attacks in recent times, hundreds of Maoists ambushed and killed at least 25 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district and escaped with their AK-47 assault rifles.
The deadly ambush took place at 12.30 p.m. when its 74th Battalion reached a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa. A trooper who survived the horror said about 300 Maoists surprised the paramilitary personnel when they were readying for lunch. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the incident strongly, stating that the killings were akin to cold blooded murder.
Singh, who paid homage to the jawans during a wreath laying ceremony in Raipur said that this cowardly and unfortunate act exposes desperation and frustration.
“It is a cold blooded murder by the left wing extremists. The Centre and state governments will work together and take action in this regard,” Singh told a joint press briefing with the chief minister here.