The incident happened when the troops, who were deployed in the area, were coming to the Palodi camp. Commenting on the health condition of five injured jawans, the doctors attending them claimed that three of the jawans are said to be in a critical state. "I bow to each and every security personnel who attained martyrdom while serving the nation", he tweeted. "Seeing the response of the 208 CoBRA, the Maoists fled".
The injured personnel were airlifted to Raipur, officials said. "There have been 23 major naxalite attacks after demonetisation in which 97 security personnel were martyred and 121 civilians killed". As many as 300 Naxals were reportedly killed in separate encounters with security forces in Chhattisgarh in the last two years, said state home minister Ramsewak Paikra to the state Legislative Assembly last month.
Earlier past year in March, 12 CRPF personnel of a road opening party were ambushed in Sukma. "I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured jawans", he said.
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Also, the reports are coming that the attack was quite explosive.
Rahul Gandhi, president of opposition party Indian National Congress took the opportunity to attack the government for having a flawed policy against Maoists. In Chattisgarh alone, in the past one year, there have been 272 Maoist-related incidents, with 58 Maoists killed and an equal number of security forces martyred.
The Congress also said that the attack exposed the hollow claims of Modi government in controlling Maoism, since it came in the same district where 26 CRPF personnel were killed by the ultra-left rebels previous year.