Maoist rebels kill 75 troops in eastern India

FILE - In this April 13, 2007 file photo, Maoist rebels exercise at a temporary base in the Abujh Marh forests, in the central Indian state of Chattisgarh. Maoist rebels killed at least 60 paramilitary soldiers in attacks Tuesday April 6, 2010, in eastern India, a senior police official said, the most casualties since government forces launched an offensive against the insurgents last year. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, File) (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, File)

April 6, 2010 5:30:51 AM PDT
Maoist rebels launched a series of devastating attacks Tuesday on paramilitary forces patrolling the forests of eastern India, killing at least 75 troops in the deadliest strike against the government in the 43-year insurgency.