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Chronology of recent major Maoist attacks in India

By The Associated Press

Some major attacks in recent years by India's Maoists

_September 2005: Maoist kill 20 policemen in a land mine blast in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state.

_February 2006: Maoists set off land mines under four truck carrying civilians returning from a rally held by an criminal salwa judam militia in Chhattisgarh state. At least 50 people are killed.

_March 2006: Rebels seize train in the state of Jharkand for 12 hours but passengers unhurt.

_March 2006: Rebels kill 13 civilians after detonating land mine underneath their jeep in Chhattisgarh.

_July 2006: Nearly 500 maoists fight a pitched gunbattle with police and paramilitary forces in Chhattisgarh, leaving 26 villagers and four rebels dead.

_March 2007: Maoists shoot and kill a prominent lawmaker in Jharkand, Sunil Mahato, as he watches a soccer game. Two bodyguards and a civilian are also killed.

_ March 15, 2007: At least 49 policemen are killed when Maoists attack a police in a remote part of Chhattisgarh.

The preceding year, too, was no exception. Major attacks by the Maoists in Jharkhand in 2006 included the following.

June 1: At least 12 police personnel were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion in the West Singhbhum district.

June 3: Maoists killed three civilians in the Hadian village under the Ghorabandha Police Station of East Singhbhum district.

June 26: At least 400 Maoists attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp, killing one CRPF man in the Hazaribagh district.

December 2: Fourteen police personnel belonging to the Special Task Force of the Jharkhand Police were killed and three injured in a landmine blast detonated by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres at Kanchkir in the Bokaro district.

December 10: CPI-Maoist cadres stopped the 346 Tata-Kharagpur passenger train near the Kanimouli Station on the Gidhni-Chakulia line in the East Singhbhum district bordering West Bengal for about two hours. Maoists also looted two rifles and cash from the Railway Protection Force personnel escorting the train, and snatched walkie-talkie sets from the guard and driver of the train.

International Herald Tribune

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