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Indian State on High Alert After Maoist Leader’s Killing

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The eastern Indian state of West Bengal is on high alert a day after a senior Maoist rebel leader was killed in a gunbattle there. Koteswar Rao, known as Kishenji, was reportedly shot dead Thursday during a gunbattle in a forest in the West Midnapore district. He was wanted for the killing of at least […]

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Officials: Top Maoist Commander Killed in India

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say a top commander of the country’s Maoist rebels has been killed in eastern India. Koteswar Rao, known as Kishenji, was reportedly shot dead Thursday during a gunbattle in a forest in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Rao was wanted for the killing of a number of police officers. Indian Home […]

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Suspected Maoists Abduct Indian Workers

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Police in eastern India say Maoist rebels have abducted 15 workers who were engaged in a bridge construction project. Local authorities say about 50 armed rebels stormed the construction company’s office in Bihar state on Tuesday, taking away laborers. The company is building a bridge in the area. Police say an extensive search operation was […]

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Suspected Maoist Rebels Kill 6 Indian Police

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Suspected Maoist rebels have killed six Indian police officers in central India. Friday’s attack took place in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, one of the states worst affected by the Maoist insurgency. Police say at least three other officers were wounded when the rebels opened fire on 16 policemen traveling on motorcycles. The police officers […]

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Indian Forces Raid Maoist Camp in the East

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian security forces raided a Maoist camp in the eastern state of Jharkhand Monday, arresting three rebels and recovering a large cache of weapons. Local police said the raid, which was part of a three-day “Operation Thunder,” took place near Garhwa, a dense forest area located near the border with Chhattisgarh state. The weapons cache […]

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Indian Official: Left-Wing Extremists Violent Movement in India

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Indian official says left-wing extremism is the “most violent movement” in the country. Home Minister P. Chidambaram says the government plans to increase security personnel to combat the violence carried out by Naxalite, or Maoist, insurgent groups. He spoke Tuesday in New Delhi to officials from more than 60 districts affected by violent […]

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Suspected Maoist Attack Kills 11 Policemen in India

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police say suspected Maoist rebels have killed 11 police officers in eastern India. Friday’s attack took place in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state. Police say security personnel were ambushed by Maoists as they patrolled the area. At least five rebels were killed in the ensuing gunfight. While Maoist rebels have infiltrated more than 20 […]

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Maoist Attack Kills 7 in Central India

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A politician in India’s central state of Chhattisgarh says at least seven Congress Party workers were killed when Maoist rebels attacked his convoy. Chhattisgarh Congress Party leader Nand Kumar Patel told reporters Wednesday that his convoy of some 20 vehicles was attacked in a roadside explosion that missed his vehicle but destroyed those behind him. […]

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Amnesty Backs Ban on Anti-Maoist Militias in Indian State

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging authorities in India’s Chhattisgarh state to immediately comply with a Supreme Court decision to disband and disarm anti-Maoist militias. The rights group said Thursday the court’s ruling this week banning government-backed civil militias in the eastern state is a landmark step in protecting indigenous and other local communities from ongoing human […]

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Maoists Kill 6 Indian Villagers

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say Maoist rebels, disguised in police uniforms, have shot dead six residents of a remote village in eastern India. The rebels stormed Kairali, 200 kilometers from the Bihar state capital, Patna. They accused some of the inhabitants of being police informers. Police officials say five of the villagers were killed on the spot […]

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