At least 25 policemen were killed and 6 others injured on Monday when hundreds of suspected Maoist rebels attacked a convoy in Central India, officials said CNN.
According to officials, in 2010, Maoist rebels killed about 2,100 civilians and 800 members of the security forces in the ongoing conflict with the Indian government. Or acsalaska Indian Maoist groups are operating in the country since 1960-ies, but the current rebellion began in earnest in the early 2000's years with the advent of the Communist party of India (Maoist) and its armed wing, people's liberation.
According to the chief of police Dzhitendry Shukla, about 70 members of the Central reserve police Department of India (CRPF) patrolling a road construction project in the area Sukma of the state of Chhattisgarh when they ambushed. About 500 Maoist guerrillas, concealed in dense forests opened fire on the security forces, said the representative of the CRUF Siroy Kujur. 23 officer died at the scene, one died later in hospital. 7 officers were injured in the attack.
Prime Minister modi said that the attack was "cowardly and deplorable". "We are closely monitoring the situation, he said on Twitter. We Express our condolences to their families." This is the second attack on CRPF troops in Chhattisgarh in less than 2 months. In March, 12 officers died as a result of the alleged attack by Maoists on the other convoy in the same area.
The death toll in the incident on Monday was equal to the number of attacks in 2013 on a government convoy, which killed 24 people and injured more than 30 people.
According to the new Delhi's Institute for conflict management, Maoist groups are currently active in 156 districts of 13 States of India.
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