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Naxals kill 10 cops in Chhattisgarh

The deceased included six SPOs and four armed forces personnel.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2006 20:00 IST

At least 10 policemen were killed on Sunday in a Maoist attack in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, an official said.

"Maoist rebels armed with AK-47 rifles and other sophisticated weapons opened fire at a police outpost in Dantewada district at 12:00 noon and killed 10 policemen," police spokesman Ajay Srivastava said.

The deceased included six special police officers and four Chhattisgarh armed forces personnel.

Senior police officials rushed to the site of the attack, 50 km south of the state capital Raipur.

More than 100 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Maoist violence since January, according to the police.