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Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

At least 24 CRPF personnel were killed and six others wounded in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday. The deadly assault occurred around 12:25 PM in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Maoist violence. They were sanitising a road which is being built in the area, the officer added. All the troops belonged to the 74th battalion of the force deployed in the area for anti-Maoist operations. Reinforcements have been rushed from the nearest CRPF camp, the officer added. Twelve personnel of the CRPF were killed on March 12 in the same district in an ambush by naxalites.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 April 2017, 06:21:33 PM
Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

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Reacting to the incident, Congress leader Manish Tewari dubbed it as extremely unfortunate and hoped the government would act with alacrity. 

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

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At least 24 CRPF personnel were killed and six others wounded in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday.

The deadly assault occurred around 12:25 PM in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Maoist violence.

They were sanitising a road which is being built in the area, the officer added. All the troops belonged to the 74th battalion of the force deployed in the area for anti-Maoist operations.

Reinforcements have been rushed from the nearest CRPF camp, the officer added. Twelve personnel of the CRPF were killed on March 12 in the same district in an ambush by naxalites.

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

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The wounded soldiers have been rushed to the hospital.

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

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The six injured CRPF personnel are-ASI R P Hembram, Head Constable Ram Mehar, Constable Swaroop Kumar, Constable Mohinder Singh, Constable Jitendra Kumar, Constable Sher Mohammad and Constablee Latoo Oraon.

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

Sukma Naxal attack kills 24 CRPF personnel

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has called an emergency meeting later in the day. He returned to Chhattisgarh after cancelling his all meetings.