Sunday, May 26, 2013

India: Maoists Ambush Politicians' Convoy

Suspected Maoist rebels killed at least 24 people and left 37 injured when they ambushed a convoy carrying regional leaders from India's ruling Congress party in dense forest.

Reports suggest more than 200 rebels, also known as Naxals, were involved in one of the deadliest such attacks in recent years.

The attackers felled trees to block the 20-car convoy in the eastern state of Chhattisgarh and then detonated a landmine and fired on the vehicles, Indian media reported.