Bomb blast kills Indian police

Fourteen police officers die after their vehicle hits a mine in eastern India.

Security officers in eastern India face a well-armed Naxalite force
Security officers in eastern India face a well-armed Naxalite force

The attack follows an incident in neighbouring Chhattisgarh state on Saturday, where four Maoists were killed and several injured in a gun battle with police.

 

More than 6,000 people – mostly police, government soldiers, landlords and civilians suspected to be spies – have been killed in violence.

 

The Naxalites are active in six of India‘s 28 states – Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka, Orissa and Chattisgarh.

Source: News Agencies

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