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 

    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: Agencies


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