Indian Maoist Rebels Kill 22 Soldiers in Ambush, PTI Reports
(Bloomberg) -- Maoist rebels killed at least 22 Indian security personnel in an ambush in the central state of Chhattisgarh, according to local newswire PTI.
The incident happened when a joint security team including the Central Reserve Police Force engaged with armed guerrillas in forested areas along Bijapur and Sukma districts on April 3, PTI reported, citing a police official it didn’t identify. Thirty others were injured in the gun battle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the families of the dead soldiers in a Twitter post, while Home Minister Amit Shah said in a separate post that India will continue to “fight against these enemies of peace and progress”.
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