Five dead in Maoist rebel ambush on election convoy in India

Indian police launched search on Maoist insurgents. (AFP pic)

RAIPUR: Five people were killed Tuesday in a massive roadside bomb attack on a political convoy in India, police said, just two days before voting begins in the country’s national election.

“According to our preliminary investigation, five people have died” in the attack by Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh, the state’s police deputy inspector general, P. Sundar Raj, told reporters.