Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Naxal violence spikes up

In an extraordinary spike of violence, Maoist insurgents in eastern India have conducted a spate of attacks on police, military and social services in diverse locations. The worst attack came over last weekend as 29 officers were killed in an ambush in the dense terrain of Chhattisgarh State. 13 other police personnel are missing. The grave concern now is that the insurgency is growing.
The rebels, estimated to have 22,000 fighters, operate in large parts of the eastern, central and southern countryside, and officials say they are spreading to cities and bigger towns.
Naxal Terror Watch is reporting several other attacks, including another round of fighting near Lalgarh in West Bengal.


Previous posts about this topic June 21st and June 22nd here at CompHyp.

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