Monday, April 24, 2017

Maoist Rebels In Central India Kill 24 Paramilitary Soldiers

Reuters: Maoist rebels kill 24 police in central India

Maoist guerrillas ambushed a paramilitary patrol in central India on Monday, killing at least 24 policemen and wounding six in one of the deadliest attacks this year, senior officials said.

The attack was the second in as many months in remote Sukma district in the forests of Chhattisgarh state, about 400 kms (250 miles) from state capital Raipur.

Maoists seeking to overthrow the government have operated for decades across a wide swathe of central and eastern India. Security experts say the insurgency is India's biggest internal security challenge.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the attack on the patrol party of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was cowardly. "The sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain," he said.

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Sukma Attack: 26 CRPF Personnel Dead In Encounter With Maoists -- NDTV
25 CRPF personnel killed in Maoist encounter in Chhattisgarh, PM Modi calls attack ‘cowardly, deplorable’ -- Hindustan Times
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