Suspected communist rebels blew up an empty passenger bus in southern India on Monday, police said. There were no reports of casualties.
Six armed guerrillas entered the state-owned bus, which was parked for the night in the village of Vanipally, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and drove it to a deserted spot before using explosives to blow it up, said D.S. Chauhan, a police superintendent.
Police were searching for the rebels and had cordoned the area around Vanipally, 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of the state capital, Hyderabad, he said.
The attack took place even though police were on high alert in Andhra Pradesh because of a general strike called by the rebels, who claim the police have executed suspected insurgents a charge denied by authorities.
The response to the strike was mixed. Shops, schools and offices were closed in remote villages. But in Hyderabad and other big cities, armed police patrolled the streets and offices and businesses were open, reports the AP.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities