They also extended their condolences to the bereaved families. Congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi has expressed deep anguish and condolences over the martyrdom of CRPF jawans in a land mine blast in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh.

"Condemning the mindless violence perpetrated by the Left Wing Extremists, Smt Gandhi hoped that the guilty are brought to book at the earliest," a statement from the office of the Congress President said.

Rahul tweeted "my heartfelt condolences to the families of the brave CRPF jawans martyred in the attack in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. I salute their courage."

Seven CRPF men were killed today in a landmine blast carried out by Naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

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