Rebels Kill 13 Policemen In Eastern India

By Salon Staff
January 21, 2012 3:54PM (UTC)
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PATNA, India (AP) — Police say suspected Maoist rebels triggered a landmine explosion and killed 13 policemen in eastern India.

Police superintendent G. K. Rath said at least two other policemen were injured in the explosion that blew up their mini-bus in Jharkhand state Saturday.

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He said the policemen were returning from a search operation in a remote, densely forested region when the blast occurred.

The rebels have been fighting the government for more than four decades, demanding land and jobs for landless farmers and the poor.


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