10 Maoists killed, five injured in Sukma attack

Chhattisgarh (Sukma) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): As many as ten Maoists were killed and five injured in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district during a heavy exchange of fire two days ago, sources said.

As many as 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and five others injured in the encounter with naxals in Sukma on Monday.

The attack took place on personnel of the CRPF's 74th Battalion as they were assisting the local population in road building and clearing activity in the district.

The Centre, yesterday, assured action against the perpetrators of the 'cold-blooded murder' in Sukma.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Centre and state government would work together to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.

Singh, who paid homage to the jawans during a wreath laying ceremony in Raipur said that this cowardly and unfortunate act exposes desperation and frustration.

"It is a cold blooded murder by the extremists. The Centre and state governments will work together and take action in this regard," Singh told a joint press briefing with the chief minister here. (ANI)