26 CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Raipur: At least 26 personnel of the 74th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and and six others wounded in a dastardly attack by Maosts in the naxalite affacted Sukma district in the South Bastar area of Chhattisgarh State on Monday afternoon.

The Maoists ambushed about a hundred-strong CRPF road opening party on patrol at Burkapal near Chintagufa in south Bastar, one of the worst Maoist violence-affected region in the state. Reports reaching here point out close to 100 CRPF jawans were part of the road opening party when they were attacked

According to Jitendra Shukla, additional superintendent of police, Sukma: “The Maoists ambushed CRPF personnel and started indiscriminate firing.”