Indian forces kill at least 29 Maoists in gunbattle

Updated April 17 2024 - 12:45am, first published 12:43am
Chhattisgarh's armed Maoists say they are fighting to give poor farmers more control over land. (AP PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh's armed Maoists say they are fighting to give poor farmers more control over land. (AP PHOTO)

Indian security forces have killed at least 29 Maoist rebels in a gunbattle in the central state of Chhattisgarh, police say, days before the start of elections in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a third straight term.

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