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Sukma encounter: View it as a challenge, no one will be spared, says Rajnath Singh

LiveMint logoLiveMint 24-04-2017 PTI

New Delhi: The government has taken as a “challenge” the killing of CRPF personnel by Naxals in Sukma in Chhattisgarh, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday and vowed that “no one will be spared”.

He said he would possibly go to Sukma on Tuesday. “It is a very sad and unfortunate incident... We have taken the attack as a challenge,” Singh said. Later, in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, he said the incident was “very painful” and that “no one will be spared”.

He said he would be talking to Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh. “I have already asked union minister of state for home, Hansraj Ahir, to leave for Sukma,” the home minister said. Earlier, Singh had asked Ahir to travel to Chhattisgarh to take stock of the situation. “Extremely pained to know about the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma. My tributes to the martyrs and condolences to their families,” Singh tweeted.

At least 26 CRPF personnel were killed and six wounded in Sukma district on Monday, the deadliest attack by Naxalites targeting security forces this year.

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