Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dead in India rebel attack

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | 'Many dead' in India rebel attack: "At least 25 people have been killed after Maoist rebels blew up two trucks carrying civilians in India's central state of Chhattisgarh, police say.

Senior state police official SK Paswan said the number of dead could rise. Many of the nearly 40 injured were in a critical condition, he told the BBC. Details of the attack are sketchy. It happened in Dantewada district, 500km (300 miles) south of Raipur. The victims were tribal people returning from a meeting called to protest against the Maoists' activities in the state.

The BBC's Alok Putul in Raipur says the area where Tuesday's attack happened is covered with landmines. Our correspondent says that Maoists killed 40 people in Chhattisgarh in February, including 22 policemen. "

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