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21 Indian police killed

At least 21 policemen were killed in a south India jungle yesterday when the vehicle in which they were tracking an alleged mass murderer and ivory poacher was blown up, news reports said, Reuter reports from New Delhi. At least 28 police were injured in the landmine explosion near the border of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states, the United News of India (UNI) reported. The man they were following, known only as Veerappan, is wanted for ivory poaching and sandalwood trafficking and the alleged murder of at least 12 policemen.