Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday condoled the loss of life of 17 safety group of workers who have been ambushed in a Maoist assault in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
No less than 17 infantrymen have been killed and 14 others injured within the assault on Saturday.
“I’m deeply anguished by way of the loss of life of safety group of workers in Sukma. I be offering my respects to the courageous jawans who laid their lives in safety of the country,” Mr Singh mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
In a significant joint offensive on Saturday, separate groups of just about 600 group of workers belonging to the District Reserve Guard (DRG), Particular Job Drive (STF) and Commando Battalion for Resolute Motion (CoBRA) introduced an anti-Maoist operation from 3 aspects against Elmagunda after you have inputs about an enormous accumulating of ultras there.
When the patrolling groups have been close to Minpa village forests, a bunch of round 250 closely armed Maoists ambushed them.