AT LEAST 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were on Saturday killed when Naxals attacked a party of the security forces in Maoist-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
Five jawans were also injured in the attack that took place in the dense forests of Bhejji police station limits at 9:15 AM when a patrol party of CRPF’s 219 battalion was out for a road opening task near Kotacheru village.
112 security personnel were part of the patrol party. The Naxals also looted ten weapons and two radio sets from the killed men, according to officials.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed saddened over the loss of lives in the attack on security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma.
Prime Minister said that he spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the situation in Sukma.
The Home Minister will be going to Sukma to take stock of the situation.