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Bridge blast kills 5 Indian police officers

Suspected communist rebels blew up a bridge in India’s restive east Tuesday, killing five police officers who were escorting election officials, police said. The election officials were not harmed in the blast, which also left one police officer wounded, said Amarnath Upadhyaya, an inspector-general of police. Officials from India’s Election Commission are in the region to hold polls for the state legislature. The rebels triggered the land mine as the police were walking across the bridge in Bastar district in Chattisgarh state, said Upadhyaya. The rebels then escaped into a forested area. Full Story

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