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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Maoist Insurgents Naxalites Attack Indian Commandos, Kill 17

NEW DELHI More than 200 Maoist rebels lurking in a remote part of western India's Maharashtra state ambushed 45 police commandos on Thursday, killed 17 of them and ran off with their weapons, officials announced. The ambushwas one of the bloodiest attacks by the Maoists at a time when India's central government is preparing for a major paramilitary offensive against them.

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