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Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF troopers killed in Maoist ambush

A CRPF source told IANS in New Delhi that the troopers were returning to their base after conducting a search for Maoists in Sukma district when they were attacked.

The incident took place near Chintagufa area, the source said. "Suddenly there was heavy firing from almost everywhere."

A police officer told IANS in Raipur: "We have suffered a major casualty in a forested stretch of Errabore area in Sukma.

"Heavily armed Maoists opened indiscriminate fire from all around on a contingent of the CRPF and the district police," the source said.

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