25 CRPF Men Killed by Maoists : The attack at Kalapathar area of south Bastar region had started around 1 pm. In the deadliest Maoist ambush in years, 25 men of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died on Monday afternoon in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma area. 6 javans are injured sad 8 Javans are still missing.
300 Maoists were set to kill these javans and all of them were had automatic weapons, AK 47, INSAS Rifles.
The six injured jawans have been air-lifted and sent to Raipur for treatment. Some of them are said to be critical. One of the injured men succumbed to injuries while being evacuated by air.
CRPF officers says to news agency press trust of india that 7 to 8 Javans are still missing.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “It is very sad incident and we take it as a challenge”.
After the attack, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh cut short his visit to Delhi and rushed back to Raipur for an emergency meeting.
Is this Usual?
On April 6, 2010, 76 personnel of the CRPF died in Dantewada as they were on an area domination exercise.
Two months later, on June 29, 26 CRPF men were killed in Narayanpur.
On 11 March this year, 12 CRPF men were killed and four were injured in an ambush there.
And now on 24 April 25!
Rajnath says that in 2016, 135 extremists were killed and 700 were arrested.
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