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Naxals abducted 782 people in 2010

Maoists violence continued unabated in Left Wing Extremism affected states as more than 1,000 people have lost their lives in Naxal violence and 782 people were kidnapped by the rebels in 2010.



New Delhi: Maoists violence continued
unabated in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states as more
than 1,000 people have lost their lives in Naxal violence and
782 people were kidnapped by the rebels in 2010.

There were 2,210 incidents of violence perpetrated by
the Maoists which led to the deaths of 1,001 people last year,
official sources said.

Among the civilian deaths, 321 people were killed by the
Naxals labelling them as police informers while 285 policemen
were killed by the rebels in encounters and exploding blasts,
mostly IEDs.

During the period, 160 Maoists were killed by security
forces and arrested 2,908 of their cadres. Altogether 260
Naxals surrendered too.

The naxals also kidnapped 782 people in 2010, though
most of them remained unreported due to various reasons.

The Maoists also attacked 365 infrastructures, including
telephone towers, school buildings, bridges, community centres
etc.

Among the major Naxal violence in 2010 include killing
of 76 security personnel in Chhattisgarh`s Dantewada, death of
36 people, many of them security personnel, when Naxals blew
up a bus in Chhattisgarh`s Bijapur districts besides others.

PTI

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