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Sukma attack: Rajnath asks MoS Ahir to visit Chhattisgarh

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Tuesday asked for Home Gangaram Ahir to visit and review the situation in the wake of killing of nine CRPF personnel in a Maoist attack in district.

"has asked Ahir to reach tonight (Tuesday) and review the ground situation in the wake of the LWE attack in Sukma," a tweet said.

At least nine personnel were killed and two injured in earlier in the day, in one of the deadliest attacks by Maoist rebels on security forces this year.

Maoists blew up an anti-landmine vehicle of the CRPF's 212 Battalion along the 5-km under-construction Kistaram-Palodi road by using over 50-kg Improvised Explosive Device around 12.30 p.m. when the CRPF personnel were on routine patrol and going towards a newly-opened post in Palodi in Kishtaram.

The blast was followed by a heavy exchange of fire between security forces and Maoists in which the rebels also suffered casualties.

termed the incident "deeply distressing" and asked CRPF to visit the spot.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 22:56 IST