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Bihar: 7 policemen killed in 14-hr-long maoist encounter

Posted by ajadhind on August 30, 2010

Lakhisarai, Bihar:  A night-long encounter between security forces and Naxals in Poona-Dih village of Bihar’s Lakhisarai district has finally ended after 14 hours. According to reports, seven policemen have been killed in the encounter.

11 security personnel were injured in the attack and 11 others are missing. The injured were taken to the Sadar Hospital in Lakhisarai.

The encounter began on Sunday evening when the Naxals attacked a police party searching the area. The search party included personnel from the Bihar Military Police, State Auxiliary Police (SAP) and the CRPF.

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Naxals kill five security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Posted by ajadhind on August 30, 2010

Over 100 armed Naxals attacked security forces conducting search operation in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday morning, killing five personnel, including three from the Border Security Force, and injuring one, the police said.

At least three naxals are also believed to have been killed in the exchange of fire, Additional Director General of Police Ramniwas said.

He said 77 security personnel comprising officers and jawans from the BSF, the district police and special police officers were out in the jungles for “area domination” exercise.

Naxals opened fire as soon as the security personnel reached the forests near Bhuski village killing five of them, he said.

The security forces retaliated, forcing the outlaws to flee. He said the police who searched the area where the exchange of fire took place came across a pool of blood indicating there could be many casualties on the part of Naxals as well.

However, the police were able to spot only three bodies being taken away by the naxals.

An SPO sustained a bullet wound in his leg and has been admitted to hospital.       

Superintendent of Police of Kanker Ajay Yadav said the Naxals have taken away arms of the five security personnel after killing them.

He said additional police force has been deployed in the area following the incident.

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Successful NPA ambush in Samar, a legitimate act of war

Posted by ajadhind on August 26, 2010

PRESS RELEASE
Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today hailed the successful tactical offensive launched by the New People’s Army in Catarman, Northern Samar last August 21 and at the same time assailed Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Deles for saying that the Samar ambush “will make the way forward (to peace) more difficult.”

The CPP replied that “the Aquino government should stop making excuses not to resume formal peace negotiations.”

“The Samar ambush, as well as other tactical offensives of the New People’s Army (NPA), have all been carried out with the objective of advancing the struggle for national liberation and social justice, especially in the interest of the oppressed masses,” said the CPP. “All these are being conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law and war conventions.”

“Secretary Deles’ claim that the police unit was just doing law enforcement work is pure hogwash,” said the CPP. “The ambushed police unit was dispatched to a revolutionary base, heavily armed and fully aware of the presence there of the NPA and with the primary objective of attacking the revolutionary forces,” the CPP pointed out.

“The police unit, however, proved to be of no match to their target NPA forces with their revolutionary dedication, full support of the masses, advantage of guerrilla tactics and mastery of terrain,” said the CPP. According to reports issued by the Efren Martirez Command of the New People’s Army (NPA-EMC), its unit in Catarman was able to wipe out the attacking eight-man police unit.

The CPP dismissed claims by the military and police officials that the police personnel were shot one by one “execution style.” “The police unit was immediately crippled with the use of a legitimate command-detonated explosive. The police personnel were called upon to surrender. However, as they insisted on firing their weapons against the NPA fighters, a close quarter battle ensued.”

The NPA unit seized at least seven pistols and four M16 rifles. Reports that personal effects of the police were also taken by the NPA unit are being looked into. “If there were any taken for safekeeping, these items will be accounted for, secured and properly returned to the concerned families,” added the CPP.

The CPP disputed claims by military and security officials of the Aquino regime that the use of command-detonated explosives is prohibited under international rules of war. “Their use is perfectly legitimate under the Geneva Conventions, that serves as the frame for international rules on warfare.”

“The sterling military victory in Samar shows how the people’s war that is raging throughout the country is vibrant, advancing in strides with more and more victories, and bound to win in the end,” The CPP declared.

The revolutionary forces under the leadership of the CPP are presently pursuing a program to achieve, in five years, a leap of the people’s war it is waging, from the present stage of strategic defensive to the strategic stalemate.

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Naxal ambush in Dantewada; 3 killed, 75 missing

Posted by ajadhind on August 4, 2010

source -rediff

Three Chhattisgarh Police personnel have been killed and 75 are missing after Maoists ambushed a combined search party of the state police’s Special Task force, Dantewada district police and Koya commandos on Tuesday afternoon.

Around 200 Maoists cornered the personnel inside Gumiapal in Dantewada district while they were returning to the base camp after a routine search operation in the forest area, 17 kilometres from the Bailadila mining area.

Sources in the state police, however, said as many as 25 policemen could have been killed.

The fierce exchange of fire, which started around noon, is continuing till reports last came in.

“A massive encounter is going on. A team of police personnel had gone into the area in pursuit of a Naxal commander and his associates,” Chhattisgarh police chief Vishwaranjan said.

Reinforcements have been sent to the encounter spot, sources said, but heavy rains have hampered their progress.

On April 6, 75 CRPF personnel and a state policemen were killed in Dantewada after over 100 Naxals ambushed the patrol party and looted weapons.

In another incident on June 29, a large number of heavily-armed Maoists, perched on a hilltop, had opened fire with automatic weapons on a 63-member security contingent which was returning on foot from road opening duty, killing 26 CRPF personnel in Narayanpur district. The dead included a CRPF Assistant Commandant Jatin Gulati.

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