Maoist rebels kill 11 policemen in east Indian state of Chhattisgarh

Maoist rebels on Saturday ambushed a paramilitary patrol in India’s eastern Chhattisgarh state, killing 11 policemen, regional police said.

The attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel took place in the forested area of Sukma district, a known area of Maoist activity, about 400 kms from the state capital, Raipur.

“Around 100 CRPF personnel had gone to provide security to ongoing road construction work when the Maoists ambushed them,” Inspector General of Police Sunder Raj P. told Reuters.

Four policemen sustained injuries in the attack, he said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the attack in

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