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Saddened over killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma attack: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed sadness over the killing of CRPF personnel in naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.

He said Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be travelling to Sukma to take stock of the situation.

“Saddened by the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma. Tributes to the martyrs & condolences to their families. May the injured recover quickly,” Modi tweeted.

“Spoke to Home Minister @rajnathsingh Ji on the situation in Sukma. He is going to Sukma to take stock of the situation,” he added.

Naxals this morning ambushed a road opening party of the security forces in Maoist-infested district Sukma, killing at least 12 CRPF personnel.

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, officials said.
PTI