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Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee condole loss of lives in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee condole loss of lives in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Mar 2018, 05:59 pm

New Delhi, Mar 13 (IBNS): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of CRPF jawans in Maoist attack in Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

Attacking the Centre, Gandhi said the incident reflected a 'deteriorating' internal security situation due to 'flawed policies'.

Condoling the loss of lives in the mishap, Gandhi tweeted: "The Maoist attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh in which 9 CRPF jawans lost their lives is tragic. It reflects a deteriorating internal security situation due to flawed policies. My condolences to the families of those killed. To those who have been injured, I wish a speedy recovery."

West Bengal Chief Mionister Mamata Banerjee also condoled loss of lives in the incident.

"Deeply saddened at the news coming from #Sukma. Lives of at least nine CRPF jawans lost. My heartfelt homage to all the martyrs. Strength to their families. Jai Hind," Banerjee said.

At least eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)  personnel were killed, and six others injured in an IED blast by Maoists  in the Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday, media reports said.

According to reports, the condition of four of the six injured are critical.

The incident, that took place during a search operation, came days after ten ultras were killed in a gunfight with security forces along  Chhattisgarh-Telengana border on March two.

In April 2017,  25 CRPF jawans were killed and six injured in an ambush by Maoists in the Burkapal area of Sukma in one of the biggest massacres in the recent time.