| GEO World|
| Maoists kill 11 Indian villagers in raid|
| Updated at: 1253 PST, Thursday, February 18, 2010|
BIHAR: At least 11 villagers were killed and a dozen abducted by Maoist insurgents in eastern India's Bihar state on Thursday.
Police said the raid by the Maoists in south Bihar's Jamui district, about 175 km (110 miles) south of state capital Patna, took the locals and police by surprise.
"So far we have recovered 11 bodies," Uday Shankar Dutta, a senior police officer, told foreign news agency. At least 20 villagers were wounded.
The rebels also set fire to 35 houses and some villagers could have burned alive, Dutta said. "We are looking for more bodies."