India's anti-terror agency probes deadly Maoist attack
RAIPUR, India (AFP) - India's chief anti-terrorism agency is investigating a Maoist rebel attack that killed 24 people including top local politicians in the insurgents' deadliest strike for three years, officials said on Monday.
A team from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrived at the scene of Saturday's bloody ambush in the central state of Chhattisgarh, where a hunt for the Maoists is under way, officials said.
"I have asked the NIA to launch a probe. The buck has to stop somewhere," junior home minister R.P.N Singh told reporters.
Hundreds of heavily-armed rebels ambushed a convoy carrying local leaders of India's governing Congress party as it travelled through the forested Sukma area, about 345 kilometres from the state capital Raipur.