The attack came 11 days after 10 Naxals were killed in a forest area located on an inter-state border between Telangana and Chhattisgarh by joint contingents of police.
Aside from the nine soldiers who died in the latest attack, six were injured, four of whom are reported to be critical. "To those who have been injured, I wish a speedy recovery", he added. "Extra force has reached the spot, there is no firing at present", he said.
Earlier this month, the CRPF for the first time set up 3 permanent camps in the Abujhmadh forests in Chhattisgarh which are considered to be a Maoist hotbed, to launch "surgical" operations against the ultras, a year after the forces lost 37 personnel in 2 ambushes.
In April previous year, 25 CRPF jawans lost their lives in a Maoist attack. He said that the Maoists had targeted security personnel because they are angry over the developmental work being carried out in the area. Six police officials including an SHO were killed in the attack.
Calling the incident deeply distressing, Rajnath Singh said '"Today's IED blast in Sukma, Chhattisgarh is deeply distressing".
Those killed have been identified as assistant sub inspector Ram Krishna Singh Tomar, head constable Laxman and constables Ajay Kumar Yadav, Manoranjan Lenka, Jitendra Singh, Sobit Kumar Sharma, Manoj Kumar Singh, Dharmendra Yadav and Chandra H S. The injured are Madan Kumar and Rajesh Kumar.
American rapper, Craig Mack dies at 46
It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church". The late rapper died of heart failure at a hospital near his residence, according to the New York Daily News .
Packers among teams interested in WR Sammy Watkins
Kansas City recently made a decision to let Alex Smith go elsewhere, instead opting to go younger at the quarterback position. The Bills wiped their hands clean of the former fourth overall selection, trading Watkins to the Rams this past offseason.
Who is Nikolai Glushkov? Putin enemy found dead in London TODAY
Glushkov worked in the 1990s for the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky's LogoVAZ auto company, according to media reports . Terror cops are now investigating Glushkov's death after he was discovered just before 11pm last night in leafy New Malden.
Mark Hamill to be 'guest of honour' for St Patrick's Day parade
The Last Jedi , a weathered Luke Skywalker and Yoda's Force ghost reunite - and the actors' real-life reunion is just as touching. For those of you with Ultra HD TVs, the film is available in Digital UHD (4k) from FandangoNow, Microsoft Video and Vudu.
Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc also says that it is expecting earnings per share for the full year of 2018 to range from $2.80 to $3.00. Oppenheimer And Company invested in 0.11% or 156,243 shares. 24,508 are owned by Neuberger Berman Group Limited Company.
Robinson reportedly set to join Bears
Jacksonville allowed Robinson to hit free agency, opting not to tag the 61st overall pick of the 2014 draft. Just one Bears wide receiver - Kendall Wright, who is a free agent - caught more than 24 passes in 2017.