Indian Maoist rebels kill seven in attack on police

RAIPUR, India — Indian Maoist rebels ambushed a police patrol and shot dead six officers and a civilian in the central state of Chhattisgarh, a hotbed of left-wing extremism, according to police.

The police were heading towards their post in Kirandul town, 475 kilometres (300 miles) south of the state capital Raipur, on Sunday when a large number of rebels attacked them, the local head of the anti-Maoist operation Ramniwas, who uses one name, told AFP.

“Six personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force and a civilian driver were killed in the indiscriminate firing by the Maoists,” he said.

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