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Indian Maoists Kill Four Railway Guards

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Maoist guerrillas have attacked an Indian passenger train and killed at least four railway guards.

Police say a large number of rebels raided the train as it reached remote Koneru railway station in southern Andhra Pradesh state and began firing indiscriminately. But Reuters news agency says one of the train cars was carrying five million rupees (more than 100, 000 dollars) in cash for railway workers and the rebels went for that special coach. Maoist attacks in eastern and southern India have increased in recent months, causing dozens of deaths. Maoist insurgents say they are fighting for the rights of the poor landless labor and against feudal lords who exploit them.

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