Rahul Gandhi claimed that “flawed policies” of the government is the reason why attacks such as the one at Sukma on Tuesday happen.

The Congress president wrote on Twitter: “The Maoist attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh in which 9 CRPF jawans lost their lives is tragic. It reflects a deteriorating internal security situation due to flawed policies.

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My condolences to the families of those killed. To those who have been injured, I wish a speedy recovery.”

The Maoist attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh in which 9 CRPF jawans lost their lives is tragic. It reflects a deteriorating internal security situation due to flawed policies.

My condolences to the families of those killed. To those who have been injured, I wish a speedy recovery.

— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) March 13, 2018

At least nine CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured when Maoists blew up an anti-landmine vehicle using an improvised explosive device (IED) in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

A heavy exchange of fire between the security forces and the Maoists followed immediately after the blast.

The CRPF personnel were on a routine patrolling in Palodi of Kishtaram area in Sukma district when their vehicle was attacked by Naxalites at around 11 am. The injured jawans had been airlifted to Raipur.