Maoists kill 73 police in ambush

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Maoists in India have killed 73 members of the Central Reserve Police Force and others, according to the Times of India - report here http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...lled-in-Maoist-ambush/articleshow/5765722.cms

If I have read the report correctly, they were on their way back from a route clearance operation when a truck hit a mine, and the ambush was sprung. It must have been quite a fight to end up with a WW2 scale casualty list.

RIP.

I like their badge. The unit was originally set up by the British (according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Reserve_Police_Force ) as the Crown Representative's Police, a much nicer sounding name to my old ear.
 

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suspected to have been carried out by about 1000 Naxals
73 Vs 1000? Very bad odds, poor bleeders.
 
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