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Eleven dead in India mine blast

At least 11 people, including two security personnel, have been killed in the central Indian state of Chattisgarh, police say.

A senior police official said that they were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine when returning from delivering supplies to a police station.

The incident happened in Dantewada district, police say.

They blamed the killings on Maoist rebels who have fought for decades for a communist state in parts of India.

More than 6,000 people have died in the Maoist insurgency.

Police say that the dead in the latest violence included some members of a government-supported armed group and civilians.



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