Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, saying "thoughtless violence will never succeed in weakening our resolve to fight forces of extremism".

"My sincere condolences to the families of CRPF personnel martyred in the attack in #Sukma. We salute the sacrifice & courage of our bravehearts," tweeted Gandhi.

"This thoughtless violence will never succeed in weakening our resolve to fight forces of extremism," his next tweet read.

Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2010.