ISTANBUL

Turkey on Sunday condemned a deadly Maoist attack in India’s central Chhattisgarh state.

“We are saddened to learn that many Indian security personnel were killed and many left injured after a terrorist act targeting security forces in the state of Chhattisgarh in India,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“We offer our sympathies to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the attack and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” the statement read.

“We condemn this terrorist act, share the grief of the government and people of India and convey our sincere condolences,” it added.

In the biggest incident of its kind in years, at least 22 Indian security personnel were killed and 32 wounded in a major Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday, a senior police official confirmed on Sunday.

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