India : 6 policemen killed on Sunday in a roadside bomb blast
Going by latest reports, six policemen were killed on Sunday in a roadside bomb blast by Maoist rebels in a forest in eastern India.
A police truck was escorting a convoy carrying construction materials used to build roads, when it was hit by an explosion in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state, police chief Sunder Raj. One policeman was severely wounded. Investigation is in full swing to find the bombers.
Clearly it was one of the never-ending acts of revenge by the Moist rebels. As a matter of fact, dozens of guerrillas were killed last month during police operations in the heart of the jungle in Central India. On the other hand, ambushes by rebels had killed 37 people comprising both police officers and civilians.
Originating from a peasant village in West Bengal in 1967, the Maoist guerrilla fought New Delhi with outdated weapons from the last century. However, their rebellion is fueled by the anger and frustration of being the long forgotten populace and also the collateral victims of non-inclusive economic development of India.