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Death toll rises to 9 after voting in India
The death toll from violence during a major day of voting in the world's biggest election rose to nine Friday, according to police, who say suspected rebels killed five paramilitary soldiers and four polling officials who were traveling on buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states.

 

The violence happened Thursday when Maoist insurgents triggered a roadside land mine blast and then fired at those going in one of the buses near Shikaripada, a village in eastern Jharkhand state, said Anurag Gupta, a state police spokesman. (AP)