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Red rage: The most LETHAL Naxal strikes in India

March 12, 2014 08:25 IST

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Rediff.com takes a look at the most deadly Naxal attacks on security forces over the last five years. 

March 11: Tuesday’s deadly attack left 15 security personnel deadly. Over 100 Naxals outnumbered the Central Reserve Police Force and the state police in an ambush in Tongpal village, close to the Darbha Ghat area, of Sukma district in south Chhattisgarh.   

February 28: Six police personnel, including a station house officer, was killed in a Maoist attack in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. 

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Image: A Naxalite raises his weapon to call for red salute
Photographs: Courtesy: http://naxalrevolution.blogspot.in

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July 2, 2013: Five policemen including a superintendent of police of Pakur was killed in an attack in Dumka, Jharkhand.

May 25, 2013: Twenty five Congress leaders including former state minister Mahendra Karma and Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel killed in a Naxal attack in Darbha valley in Chhattisgarh.

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Image: Naxals attack a covoy of Congress leaders in Darbha valley in Chhattisgarh


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October 18, 2012: Six CRPF men killed and eight personnel, including a deputy commandant, were injured in landmine blasts and gunbattle between the cops in Gaya district.

March 28, 2012: Twelve Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed and 28 injured when suspected Maoists triggered a landmine blast at Pushtola in Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra.

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Image: The remains of the bus which came under attack in Gadchiroli


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June 29, 2010: At least 26 CRPF personnel killed in a Naxal ambush in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh.

May 8, 2010: Eight CRPF jawans killed when Naxals blow up a bulletproof vehicle in Bijapur district of Chhhattisgarh.

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Image: Central Reserve Police Force policeman pays his last respecst near the coffins of policemen who died in a maoist attack in Chattisgarh
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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April 6, 2010: Seventy-five CRPF personnel and a Chhattisgarh police official killed in a Naxal attack in Dantewada district.

April 4, 2010: Maoists trigger a landmine blast killing 11 security personnel of the elite anti-Naxal force Special Operations Group in Koraput district of Odisha.

Feb 15, 2010: Twenty for personnel of the Eastern Frontier Rifles killed as Maoists attack their camp in Silda in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

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Image: Maoist rebels killed at least 75 CRPF personnel by setting off explosives and firing from hilltops around dense forest in Chhattisgarh
Photographs: Reuters

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October 8, 2009: Seventeen policemen killed when Maoists ambushed them at Laheri police station in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

September 26, 2009: Naxals kill Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Balaghat Baliram Kashyap's sons at Pairaguda village in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh.

September 4, 2009: Naxals kill four villagers in a forest in Aaded village in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.

July 27, 2009: Six persons killed when Naxals trigger a landmine blast at Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh.

July 18, 2009: Naxalites kill a villager in Bastar and in a separate incident torch a vehicle engaged in road construction work in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

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Image: Spent cartridges are left near Lahiri sub police station, where policemen were killed in a Maoist attack in Gadchiroli district
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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, 2009: Naxals launch two landmine and bomb attacks in a small town close to Bokaro, killing 10 policemen and injuring several others.

June 10, 2009: Nine policemen, including CRPF troops and officers, ambushed by Maoists during a routine patrol in Saranda jungles in Jharkhand.

May 22, 2009: Maoists kill 16 policemen in the jungles of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra.

April 22, 2009: Maoists hijack a train with at least 300 people on board in Jharkhand and force it to Latehar district before fleeing.

April 13, 2009: 10 paramilitary troops killed in eastern Odisha when Maoists attack a bauxite mine in Koraput district.

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Image: Maoists attack a bauxite mine in Koraput district, Odisha


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July 16, 2008: Twenty-one policemen killed when a police van is blown up in a landmine blast in Malkangiri district of Odisha.

June 29, 2008: Maoists attack a boat on Balimela reservoir in Odisha carrying four police officials and 60 Greyhound commandos, killing 38 troops.

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Image: A Naxal fighter at remote camp in Bastar


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