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Maoist rebels bring violent start to Indian state election season

Indian security forces battled Maoist rebels in the east of the country Friday as violence marred the start of a string of key state elections seen as a major test for the ruling party. Ultra-leftist guerrillas in impoverished Chhattisgarh state bombed a police patrol, injuring three, abducted officials, snatched a ballot box and fired on police and paramilitaries guarding polling stations, officials said. “The aim is create fear in the minds of people so that they will not come to vote,” said a police official who asked not to be named. Full Story

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