Rebels ambush police on patrol in central Indian forest, killing 7 and wounding 10

April 12, 2015 6:16 AM

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PATNA, India – Police say a group of Maoist rebels have ambushed policemen on patrol in a central Indian forest and killed seven.

R.K. Vij, a top police official in Chhattisgarh state, says the police were part of a special task force who were searching for the rebels early Saturday when the militants opened fire in an area of Sukma district, 385 kilometers (240 miles) south of the state capital of Raipur.

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