posted on May, 26 2013 @ 10:10 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials reacted with outrage Sunday to an audacious attack by about 200 suspected Maoist rebels who set off a roadside bomb and
opened fire on a convoy carrying Indian ruling Congress party leaders and members in an eastern state, killing at least 24 people and wounding 37
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accompanied by party President Sonia Gandhi, visited the injured in a hospital in the Chhattisgarh state capital and
said the government would take firm action against the perpetrators.
"We are devastated," said Gandhi, who denounced what she called a "dastardly attack" on the country's democratic values.
Rajnath Singh, president of the opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, said the country should unite in its fight against the Maoist
either Communists or Moslems.