Indian rebels kill 21 soldiers in northeast India

A group of rebels using rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons ambushed a military convoy in Indiaand’s insurgency-wracked northeast on Thursday, killing at least 21 soldiers and wounding 14 others in the latest major attack in the region in recent months, police said.
The ambush occurred as the three-vehicle convoy was on its way from a small town to Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, a police officer said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. The rebels also used homemade bombs in the attack, setting a truck on fire that was carrying gasoline and diesel fuel in metal containers, he said.
Helicopters carried the injured to hospitals, he said. The state, which borders Myanmar, has several active militant groups. None immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman