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Five Maoists die as Indian supercop takes charge of restive state

Troops killed five Maoist guerrillas in India’s central state of Chhattisgarh as a celebrated anti-insurgency expert took charge of a crackdown in the rebels’ bastion, officials said. State police chief O.P. Rathore said the rebels were killed in two separate overnight encounters by commandos and federal troops, now placed under the command of Kanwar Pal Singh Gill. Two most-wanted guerrillas were also arrested following the firefights in the Maoist stronghold of Dantewada district, 500 kilometres (320 miles) from the state capital Raipur, he added on Tuesday. Full Story

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