A policeman and a suspected maoist rebel commander were killed and a top police officer injured in a gun battle with left-wing guerillas in central India's Jharkhand state, officials said August 18. AFP PHOTO / STR
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Suspected Maoist rebels killed 11 paramilitary commandos Saturday in a remote part of central India after ambushing their convoy, police said, the latest attack in the country's simmering internal conflict.The attack is the latest in a deadly conflict that pits the insurgents against local and national authorities in the forests and rural areas of mainly central and eastern India.The decades-long insurgency is believed to have cost tens of thousands of lives, with much action focused around the insurgent-dominated, so-called "Red Corridor" stretching through central and eastern India.
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