Sukma: 25 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed and seven wounded in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, when 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists ambushed a CRPF contingent in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region on Monday.
The place where the ambush took place is close to the Chintagufa-Burkapal-Bheji axis, which is considered to be the hotbed of Naxal violence.
Hidma, a dreaded Maoist commander is believed to be the mastermind of the attack.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among many political personalities condemned the dastardly attack.
PM Modi described the deadly ambush on the 74th Battalion at a place between Burkapal and Chintagufa in Sukma district as "cowardly and deplorable" and said the deaths won't go in vain.
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