At Least 20 Killed In India Bus Attack By Maoist Rebels

May 17, 2010

India (ChattahBox) – At least 20 people have been reported dead following an attack by Maoist rebels in the Dantewada district of the Chhattisgarh region.

The rebels have spent decades fighting against the dominance of the state of Chhattisgarh, killing thousands of civilians in brutal attacks.

This latest involved a landmine that detonated after a bus carrying 40 people drove over it, leading to twenty confirmed deaths with more possible.

Several of the victims were police officers allotted their position by the government, who were seeking to stem attacks in the region using pro-state agents.

This follows another major attack last month, where more than 75 people were killed, and an attack last week where six people had their throats cut for allegedly being spies for the government.

Authorities are currently trying to ascertain how the bus route was learned by the militia, and why pro-government officers were on the bus.

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