"The PUCL Chhattisgarh condemns in no uncertain terms the series of attacks by Maoists on security forces in the Bastar region over the past 72 hours," Sudha Bharadwaj, General Secretary of Chhattisgarh PUCL, said in a statement.

"The PUCL reiterates its strongly held belief against this violence and reaffirms its faith in the democratic way of life and appeals to all to use to the utmost the agencies and methods available in an open society under our Constitutional framework," it said.

In the first incident on April 11, a group of 400 Maoists had ambushed in broad daylight some STF jawans engaged in combing operations near Pidmel village (block Polampalli) in Sukma district, killing seven of them.

On the night of April 12, Maoists attacked a BSF camp at Chhote Baithiya under Bande police station in district Kanker killing one BSF jawan.

On April 13, six CAF jawans were killed when the anti-land mine vehicle in which they were travelling was blasted, about 3km away from the CAF Cholnar Camp near Kirandul in district Dantewada.

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