Chhattisgarh: 8 CRPF personnel killed in blast triggered by Naxals

Naxal attack in Sukma, 9 CRPF jawans killed and 6 injured

9 paramilitary troopers killed in Naxal attack in central India

Last April, in the biggest Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh in the last seven years, 25 jawans were killed and six injured in an ambush in the Burkapal area of Sukma. All the personnel were killed due to the impact of the blast even as many were thrown out of the vehicle, officials said. He prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured jawans.

"The martyrdom of security personnel who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties will always be remembered", the chief minister said in a statement.

A pall of gloom descended on the martyr's native village following his death in the Maoist attack.

Tuesday's attack came a day after Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh threw a challenge at the Maoists by riding pillion on a bike on Inzaram-Bhejji road, barely 40 km from the attack site.

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When asked why MPVs were being used despite their vulnerability in Naxal areas, the DG said they were used sparingly and that they had not been abandoned completely for use in operations.

CRPF officials said that the Naxalites blew an anti-Landmine vehicle in Kistaram police station area of the district. Commenting on the health condition of five injured jawans, the doctors attending them claimed that three of the jawans are said to be in a critical state.

"BJP President Amit Shah, who had a year ago started the BJP expansion plan from (West Bengal's) Naxalbari, should have instead planned with the PM on how to tackle Maoism", said Surjwala.

The Congress can understand the pain of the families of the martyred personnel as the party, too, had lost its senior leaders in a deadly Maoist assault in the state in May 2013, the two functionaries said. Earlier a year ago in March, 12 CRPF personnel of a road opening party were ambushed in Sukma.

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