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Rajnath condemns Chhattisgarh Naxal attack

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

today condemned the killings of nine CRPF personnel in a suspected Naxal attack in and described the incident as "deeply distressing".

Singh was here to unveil a statue of martyr Udham Singh at Jallianwala Bagh.

"Today's IED blast in Sukma, is deeply distressing. I bow to each and every security personnel who attained martyrdom while serving the nation.

"My heartfelt condolences to the families of those personnel who lost their lives in blast. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured jawans. I spoke to DG @crpfindia regarding the incident and asked him to leave for Chhattisgarh," he tweeted.

Nine CRPF personnel were today killed after suspected Naxals blew up their mine-protected vehicle in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, around a year after a dozen jawans were killed in a similar ambush in the district. Two other jawans suffered injuries in the attack.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 16:05 IST