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Centre rushes more forces to Gadchiroli after naxal attack

The Centre on Thursday rushed additional paramilitary forces to Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, where 17 policemen were killed in an ambush by the Maoists, to assist the state security forces.

delhi Updated: Oct 08, 2009 20:32 IST

The Centre on Thursday rushed additional paramilitary forces to Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, where 17 policemen were killed in an ambush by the Maoists, to assist the state security forces.

"Additional (central) forces are in Maharashtra and they are already on way to assist the state police," Union Home Secretary G K Pillai told PTI.

A police team of 45 personnel was on a patrolling duty in the Laheri police station area of Gadchiroli district when about 150 naxals ambushed them killing 17 of them, including a sub-inspector.