In this photo taken on Aug. 7, 2015, a member of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrols through a village in the Tisro area of the Giridih district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu Sarkar
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Indian police killed at least 18 Maoist rebels in the eastern state of Odisha Monday after tracking them to a remote, forested area where a gunfight erupted shortly after midnight, police said.It was one of the heaviest casualty tolls suffered this year by the insurgents, who have fought a decades-long war against the Indian state from jungle hideouts across eastern and central India.In July, Maoists killed at least 10 members of an elite Indian police force in the south of Bihar state.
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