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6 Die in Election Violence in Eastern India


At least six people have been killed and more than 25 others injured in Wednesday's violence in eastern India in the third and final phase of state assembly elections.

Most of the killings occurred in Bihar state, where 93 seats of the legislature are up for grabs. In Patna district, one person was killed during a shoot-out between troops and supporters of a local candidate. Four more people died in Siwan district when a crude bomb they were making exploded.

In neighboring Jharkhand state, where voting was held for 28 assembly seats, a policeman died in a land mine blast set off by suspected Maoist rebels. Election officials say the voter turnout in both states was up to 55 percent. Vote counting begins on February 27.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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