Naxal attacks in India: A bloody timeline

Last Updated: Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 20:57

New Delhi: Following is the chronology of
major Naxal attacks in the country in the last five years:

Oct 8, 2009 : Seventeen policemen killed in an ambush by
Maoists at Laheri police station in Gadchiroli district of
Maharashtra.

Sep 30: Naxalites set ablaze Gram Panchayat offices at
Korchi and Belgaon in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

Sep 26: Naxals kill BJP MP from Balaghat Baliram
Kashyap`s sons at Pairaguda village in Jagdalpur
(Chhattisgarh).

Sep 4: Naxals kill four villagers in a forest in Aaded
village in Chhattisgarh`s Bijapur district.

Jul 31: Two persons, including a special police officer
(SPO), killed by Naxals in Bijapur district.

July 27: Six people killed when Naxals trigger a landmine
blast at Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh.

July 23: A 40-year-old tribal killed by Naxalites at
Ettapalli taluka in Gadchiroli district.

July 18: Naxalites kill a villager in Bastar and in a
separate incident torch a vehicle engaged in road
construction work in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

June 23, 2009: A group of motorcycle-borne armed Naxal
rebels open fire on Lakhisarai district court premises in
Bihar and free four of their comrades including the
self-style Zonal Commander of Ranchi.

June 16, 2009: Maoists kill 11 police officers in a
landmine attack followed by armed assault. In a separate
attack, four policemen killed and two others seriously injured
when Maoists ambush them at Beherakhand in Palamau district.

June 13: Naxals launch two landmine and bomb attacks in a
small town close to Bokaro, killing 10 policemen and injuring
several others.

June 10: Nine policemen including CRPF troops and
officers ambushed by Maoists during a routine patrol in
Saranda jungles in Jharkhand.

May 22: Maoists kill 16 policemen in the jungles of
Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra.

April 22: Maoists hijack a train with at least 300 people
on board in Jharkhand and force it to Latehar district
before fleeing.

April 13: 10 paramilitary troops killed in eastern Orissa
when Maoists attack a bauxite mine in Koraput district.

July 16, 2008: 21 policemen killed when a landmine blast
hits a police van in Malkangiri district of Orissa.

June 29: Maoists attack a boat on the Balimela reservoir
in Orissa carrying four anti-Naxalite police officials and 60
Greyhound commandos, killing 38 troops.

Feb 16, 2008 : A group of 50 rebels including women cadre
raid a police training school, a police station and an armoury
in Orissa killing 12 policemen and leaving four wounded.

Sept 7, 2007: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
Janardhan Reddy and his wife N Rajyalakshmi, escape unhurt
while three Congress workers killed in a Maoist attack in
Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh.

July 10: Naxalites attack a police team with light
machine guns and mortar bombs in a dense forest area of
Chhattisgarh, killing at least 24 security personnel.

July 1: Nine persons, including five policemen, killed
and as many wounded as CPI-Maoist rebels carry out
simultaneous attacks on a police station and an outpost in
Sasaram in Bihar`s Rohtas district and flee with arms and
ammunition.

Apr 28: Five security personnel killed in a landmine
blast triggered by Maoist rebels in Michgaon village of Kanker
district, about 175 km south of Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

Mar 16: Maoists attack a police post in remote jungles of
Rani Bodli in Chattisgarh with guns, hand grenades and
gasoline bombs, killing at least 49 people.

March 5: Naxalites shot dead Jharkhand Mukti Morcha`s Lok
Sabha MP Sunil Kumar Mahato. Two of his bodyguards and a party
colleague also killed in the attack when they were witnessing
a football match at a village in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.

July 17, 2007: At least 25 people killed and 80 injured,
32 of them seriously, while about 250 people went missing
following an attack by some 800 armed Naxalites in Dantewada
district of Chattisgarh.

Feb 9, 2006: Eight Central Industrial Security Force
personnel killed and eight others injured when Naxalites
raid a godown of the National Mineral Development Corporation
(NMDC) and take away explosives from a village near Bailadila
in Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh.

November 13, 2005: Hundreds of activists of the banned
Communist Party of India (Maoist) attack the police lines in
south Bihar`s Jehanabad district.

Mar 1: Naxalites kill eight villagers and blow up a
forest rest house, injuring a CRPF constable in Andhra
Pradesh.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 20:57

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