LUCKNOW: 13 CRPF personnel were killed when Naxals attacked security forces by using villagers as human shields in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said tonight.
"13 CRPF personnel were killed in the attack that took place in Chintagufa area of Chhattisgarh. The Naxals have carried out the attack by putting innocent villagers as human shields," he told reporters here.
The Home Minister said has spoken to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim and Director General of CRPF about the incident and took stock of the situation.
"I am waiting for a detailed report," he said.
Singh said he wanted to travel to Chhattisgarh tonight itself but due to some logistical problem the visit could not be undertaken.
"I will go to Chhattisgarh tomorrow," he said.