Sukma Attack Cowardly and Cold-Blooded Murder: Rajnath Singh

Twenty five jawans had died in an ambush by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

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In a joint press conference with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, Home minister Rajnath Singh described the Sukma Naxalite attack on CRPF patrol as "a cold-blooded murder" and a “cowardly act”. The attack claimed the lives of 25 men.

Rajnath paid homage to the CRPF personnel at a wreath-laying ceremony at the headquarters of the 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in the Mana camp area. He said a strategy to tackle Left-Wing Extremism would be reviewed and revised during a high-level meeting to be held in New Delhi on 8 May.

Raman Singh also condemned the attack and said that development work as well as anti-Naxal operations will continue unabated.

The attack took place on Monday when about 100 CRPF personnel were providing security for road construction work in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

In the fierce gunfire from Maoist guerrillas occupying vantage positions, at least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and seven wounded.

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