• Eight Indian Maoist rebels killed in gunfight

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    NEW DELHI: Indian police killed eight suspected rebels Tuesday in an ongoing gun battle in a remote central area, the latest attack in the country’s long-running Maoist insurgency, a senior local officer said. Police ambushed a large group of heavily armed Maoists near the border of Chhattisgarh and Telangana states early on Tuesday morning, triggering the fierce gunfight. “We have reports eight Maoists are dead but the gunfight is still going on and we are yet to recover the bodies,” D. Shravan Kumar, police chief of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district close to where the attack occurred, told AFP.Chhattisgarh and Telangana police launched the joint operation after receiving a tip-off about rebel movements through dense forest, a route they often use to cross the state border.

    AFP

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