NEW DELHI: The 25 CRPF jawans who were killed+ in a fatal Naxalite snare in Chhattisgarh+ 's Sukma, were eating when a hail of shots and explosives hit them lethally.
The Maoists squad "cautiously with the guide of local people" continued following the development of the troops when one gathering of 36, out of the aggregate three, sat down for lunch, the Maoists, having complex weapons, shocked them and rained substantial firearm discharge, they said.
A colossal collection of 22 keen arms, including 13 AK arrangement strike rifles and 5 INSAS rifles, 3,420 live adjusts of different rifles, 75 magazines of AK rifles, 31 of INSAS, 67 live UBGL rounds, 22 shot verification coats, two binoculars, five remote sets and a profound inquiry metal finder were additionally plundered by Naxalites, they said.
While a top CRPF officer said the killed troops had "completed their lunch" and might be were not in an outright ready mode for the following couple of minutes, different authorities said "some of them were having their lunch" when the assault was propelled around 12.30pm.
While the killed 25 men and around six other people who were harmed, attempted to assemble their weapons or train in on the ravaging Naxalites, the others on the watch obligation mounted a powerful countering and spared around 40 regular people and development specialists who were available in the region of the range amid the destructive assault+ that kept going over 60 minutes.
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