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Condolences pour in for CRPF jawans killed in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today condoled the death of nine CRPF personnel in naxal violence in Chhattisgarh's district and said the country remains firm in its resolve to take on and defeat all forms of terrorism.

Nine CRPF personnel were today killed after Maoists blasted their mine protected vehicle using over 50 kgs of explosives.

"Anguished at the attack in Sukma, salutes the CRPF personnel who lost their lives while doing their duty to keep us safe.

"Condolences to the bereaved families. We remain firm in our resolve to take on and defeat all forms of terrorism," the president's official account said.

Rajnath Singh, who spoke to of CRPF Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, expressed his condolences over the killing of the personnel and said "my heartfelt condolences to the families of those personnel who lost their lives in blast."

The has directed Bhatnagar to leave for

He said the IED blast at was "deeply distressing".

"I bow to each and every security personnel who attained martyrdom while serving the nation," Singh tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi, condoled the death of CRPF jawans on his official account, and said " 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.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:50 IST