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13 policemen killed by militants in Central India

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-12-01 20:57

MUMBAI - A total of 13 policemen of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an ambush by Maoist militants in Central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Monday, news channel CNN-IBN reported.

It's the biggest attack on the CRPF this year.

The deceased include a deputy commandant and an assistant commandant of CRPF. All deceased belonged to the 223 battalion

Last month, Naxals ambushed a patrol party and hit an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter, injuring six CRPF personnel and an IAF commando.


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