Union Home Minister Rajnath condemns Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district

Rajnath Singh condemned the killings of nine CRPF personnel in a suspected Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh and described the incident as deeply distressing.

Published: 13th March 2018 04:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2018 04:19 PM   |  A+A-

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh (File | PTI)

By PTI

AMRITSAR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today condemned the killings of nine CRPF personnel in a suspected Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh and described the incident as "deeply distressing".

Singh was here to unveil a statue of martyr Udham Singh at Jallianwala Bagh.

"Today's IED blast in Sukma, Chhattisgarh is deeply distressing. I bow to each and every security personnel who attained martyrdom while serving the nation. 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," he said on Twitter.

Nine CRPF personnel were today killed after suspected Naxals blew up their mine-protected vehicle in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, around a year after a dozen jawans were killed in a similar ambush in the district.

Two other jawans suffered injuries in the attack.

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