NEW DELHI — Maoist rebels killed 11 Indian police officers and seized their automatic weapons and ammunition after ambushing a foot patrol on Saturday morning in the eastern state of Chattisgarh, according to a police official.

The rebels first set off explosives and then unleashed a barrage of gunfire that lasted for more than an hour, Jitendra Shukla, the additional superintendent of the Sukma district police, said by phone.

The officers returned fire, he said, but the rebel casualties were unknown.

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