France condoles death of security personnel in Chhattisgarh

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New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) France on Sunday condoled the death of 22 security personnel in a gunbattle with Naxals in the jungles of Chhattisgarh.

'Heartfelt condolences for the losses suffered by the security personnel in #Chhattisgarh. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims and to the injured, for whom we wish a speedy recovery,' French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said on Twitter.

'France stands with India in the fight against terrorism in all its forms,' he said.

According to officials, a group of around 400 Maoists, armed with light machine-guns (LMGs), ambushed security forces, killing at least 22 personnel and injuring 30 others in a forest along the border between Bijapur and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. PTI MPB RC