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Explosion, gunfight ahead of polls in central Indian state

Nov. 11, 2018 4:24 AM EST

PATNA, India (AP) — Maoist rebels on Sunday triggered a blast and exchanged gunfire with government forces in a central Indian state on the eve of legislative elections, police said. One suspected rebel was killed while a paramilitary officer was wounded in the violence in Chhattisgarh state, said top...

Indian rebels blow up bus, killing 4 civilians, 1 soldier

Nov. 8, 2018 9:16 AM EST

PATNA, India (AP) — Maoist rebels blew up a bus on Thursday, killing four civilians and a paramilitary soldier, in a central Indian state where legislative elections are to be held next week. Senior police officer D.M. Awasthi said the attack occurred in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state, a...

Maoist rebels kill 4 Indian paramilitary soldiers

Oct. 27, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — At least four Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed in a powerful land mine blast triggered by Maoist rebels in their stronghold in central India on Saturday, police said. Senior police officer D.M. Awasthi said the attack came as Chhattisgarh state prepared for state legislature...

US targets network backing Iran's use of child soldiers

Oct. 16, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Tuesday targeted a network of banks and businesses that provides financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran, which allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The sanctions are part of the U.S....

Portugal detains military police in weapons theft case

Sep. 25, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's attorney general's office says authorities have detained military police investigators and members of the country's paramilitary National Republican Guard in connection with last year's theft of weapons from the national armory. A statement Tuesday said public prosecutors...