Rebels kill 14 in India
Indian Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh yesterday as they continue a campaign of violence aimed at disrupting a five-week national election.
Five election officials and two bus drivers were killed when a land mine exploded under their vehicle in Bijapur district, where voting is due to take place next week, said the police director general.
Five people were also injured in the attack.
In another attack, the rebels killed five paramilitary soldiers and two civilians in an ambush on the soldiers' vehicle in the remote Darbha Forest in the south of the state.