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Bomb blasts triggered by the CPI-Maoist- 2017

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Date

Place/District
Outfit

Killed

Injured

1
January 12

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist

0
6
2
January 13

Latehar District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist

0
1
3
January 17

Latehar District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist
0
1
4
January 18

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
3
4
5
January 23

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
2
6
January 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
0
7
January 28

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
1
0
8
February 1

Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist
8
5
9
February 1

Chatra District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist
0
3
10
February 5

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
11
February 19

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist
0
0
12
February 21

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
13
February 22

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
14
February 27

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist
1
1
15
March 8

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
16
March 11

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
12
2
17
March 13

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist
0
0
18
March 18

Palamau District of Jharkhand

TPC
0
0
19
March 30

Rayagada District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist
0
0
20
April 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
0
21
April 15

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
1
1
22
April 17

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
2
23
April 18

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
1
1
24
May 3

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist
1
19
25
May 5

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist
1
0
26
May 19

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
2
27
May 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
0
28
May 29

Giridih District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist
0
0
29
July 28

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
30
August 2-3

Lakhisarai District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist
0
0
31
August 6 Gaya District of Bihar CPI-Maoist
0
0
32
August 15

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
3
33
August 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
0
34
September 10

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
35
September 19

Gaya District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist
0
0
36
September 20

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
2
37
October 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
38
October 2

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist
0
1
TOTAL
29
63
*Data till *Data updated till October 8, 2017

Bomb Blasts Triggered by CPI-Maoist: 2017

October 2: A CRPF constable of 195th battalion, identified as Hemant Boro, was injured in an IED blast, triggered by of the CPI-Maoist cadres near Chikpal village under Katekalyan Police Station in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when CRPF and the DRG had launched the operation in the interiors of Katekalyan.

October 1: A ward councillor identified as identified as B Ashok Kumar, suffered critical injuries after a pressure bomb planted by the CPI-Maoist exploded at Elarmadgu village under Bhejji Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The blast triggered after Kumar inadvertently touched the IED hidden in bushes. Sukma SP, Abhishek Meena, said, the incident occurred when he was heading towards the anganwadi centre to pick his mother.

September 20: One STF constable, Kailash Netam, and a tribal woman, Muser Bai (35), were injured in an IED blast, triggered by cadres of the CPI-Maoist, in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a joint team of SFs was carrying out patrolling to ensure security to the weekly market in Orchha village, Narayanpur SP, Santosh Singh said.

September 19: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the office of a private solar power plant in Gaya District of Bihar. However, there was no report of casualty in the incident. ASP (anti-Naxal operations), Arun Kumar said about 25 Maoists, including women, raided the premises of Wellson Energy Company Private Limited at Saun village in Aamas Police Station area, held hostage two guards of a security agency deployed there and triggered a dynamite blast. The explosion blew up the control room and the administrative building on the 125-acre premises of the solar power company. The Maoists also set on fire other buildings adjacent to the control room. Non-payment of 'levy', demanded by the Maoists, is believed to be the reason for the attack. Sources said the Maoists had earlier demanded a levy of INR 10 million from the company, but its executives refused to make the payment.

September 10: A DRG trooper sustained injuries in an IED bomb blast, triggered by ultras, at an unspecified place in the interiors of Aranpur under the same Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

August 30: An exchange of fire took place between SFs and the cadres of the CPI-Maoist soon after the cadres triggered an IED bomb in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs were patrolling the forest area when the incident took place. SFs also recovered a pipe bomb from the spot after the gun-battle. No casualties were reported on either side during the encounter.

August 15: Three STF personnel were injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a pipe bomb blast the forests under Fulbagdi Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A constable identified as Kattam Rama was seriously injured in the explosion. Separate teams of SFs, comprising CRPF, STF, DRG and District Force, had launched the operation since August 14 in the interior forests of Sukma District.

August 6: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast in an under-construction community hall at Jamgai village in Gaya District of Bihar. The CPI-Maoist cadres left leaflets claiming responsibility for the incident. The community hall was being constructed to serve as a Police picket in the Maoist-affected area.

August 2-3: Around 100 CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly blew up a mobile tower, abducted three gatemen from different railway level-crossings and also laid siege to the Danapur Durg Express train for a few hours, abducting the cabin man, in the Lakhisarai District of Bihar. "Around 100 rebels were involved in the abductions from the level crossings, located in a 10-km radius," IGP, Bhagalpur Zone, S.M. Khopde disclosed. They then hijacked the train. A statement by the CRPF noted, "Train no-13288 Danapur Durg Express train was hijacked near the Bhalui station [in Bhimbandh area of Lakhisarai] around 2:30 am (on Thursday). The cabin man who was on duty was also abducted." The siege ended after an exchange of fire took place between personnel of the CoBRA, a specialised unit of CRPF proficient in guerrilla tactics and jungle warfare, and the hijackers. However, no casualty was reported from either side. The gatemen and the cabin man were subsequently released.

July 28: A Police Constable Laxmaih was injured when an IED laid by the CPI-Maoist cadres exploded in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A team of security personnel led by Dantewada SP, Kamlochan Kashyap was patrolling in the area when the incident happened.

May 29: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a railway track between Chiyanki-Karmabad railway station on Gaya-Mughalsarai rail route and set ablaze vehicles in Giridih and Bokaro Districts of Jharkhand, during the 24-hour State-wide bandh called in Jharkhand to protest against the amendments in tenancy acts and the alleged anti-poor policy of the Raghubar Das Government. The Maoists blasted the down tracks between Chiyanki and Karmabad railway stations leading to disruption of the rail movement for at least nine hours. They also set ablaze one vehicle and one poklen machine in Giridih and two vehicles at Chutte village in Gomia block of Bokaro District. SDPO of Saria, Deepak Kumar said that the Maoists blew up the track under the Dhanbad railway division. Many other trains, including Delhi-Rajdhani, Delhi-Sealdah-Rajdhani were also stranded at different railway stations due to the incident. The traffic on the route was disrupted for nearly 10 hours till a railway team reached the site and reinstalled the broken railway lines.

May 24: The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a blast in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. No casualties or injuries were reported. The DRG arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, who was attempting to flee from the spot.

May 19: Two CRPF personnel were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals at a forest in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a team of CRPF's 2nd battalion was out on an anti-CPI-Maoist operation in a forest area under Kerlapal Police Station limits, DIG of Police (Dantewada range), Sundarraj P said. While they were cordoning-off a forested patch near Pariya village, the Naxals triggered the IED, in which two CRPF personnel suffered injuries.

May 5: A Home Guard, identified as Sheikh Valli, was killed in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the Lothugedda junction-Balapam stretch in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The impact of the blast was so strong that the remains of Valli's body and the SUV he was travelling in were scattered everywhere. Sources said the landmine was at least four years old as the road was laid at least three times in the last four years. The police have deployed special parties to intensify combing operations in Visakha Agency following the incident.

May 3: A SF Personnel was killed and 19 jawans of Gadchiroli District Police and the 37 battalion of CRPF sustained injuries in two separate incidents under Bhamragarh Taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. In first incident, two jawans of Gadchiroli Police were injured and one CRPF constable was killed during an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in the Koparshi-Pulnar jungle near Koti in Bhamragarh. Later, one of them succumbed to injuries. A MPV of the C-60 Commandos came under a landmine attack by CPI-Maoist cadres near Kier village injuring at least nine SF personnel. According to Police, the Area Rakshak Dal and Gram Rakshak Dal of the CPI-Maoist triggered the blast by completing the circuit of explosives planted earlier.

April: 18 A villager Sanna Markam (35) was killed and Sannu Markami (45) was injured in a blast of a pressure bomb, which was planted by the cadres of CPI-Maoist, in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. According to the Police, the incident took place when the villagers of Takahwada were heading towards the jungle area to celebrate a local festival.

April 17: Two personnel of the STF, APC Rakesh Singh and constable Mukesh Kunjam, were injured when a pressure bomb, laid by the cadres of CPI-Maoist, went off in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near Gudse village under Katekalyan Police Station limits when the SFs were returning after an anti-Naxal operation.

April 15: A 13-year-old boy, Sumrit, was killed and a minor girl, Kavita (9), was injured in an IED blast suspected to have been laid by the CPI-Maoist cadres, in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. CPI-Maoist cadres on many occasions have planted IEDs at several places, targeting SFs deployed in Bastar region, killing personnel besides villagers

April 7: A sniffer dog of the CRPF famed as 'Crackers' died and his handler was injured when a pressure bomb planted by Maoists went off in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred when a ROP of CRPF's 170th battalion was returning to its camp after a combing operation in Modakpal Police Station area, a District Police official said. The ROP, accompanied by a sniffer dog, had launched the operation from its camp in Chinna Kodepal village

March 30: Around 20 armed CPI-Maoist cadres stormed into Daikallu railway station office in Rayagada District of Odisha, and exploded a tiffin bomb inside it after dragging out the station master outside. "At least 15-20 armed Maoists arrived at the station at around 1.30 a.m. They first ransacked the office," said station master S.K. Parida. The Maoists then pulled the station staffs out of the office. Soon they triggered an explosion in the office and snatched away the walkie-talkie used by the Station Master, the statement of the East Coast Railway said. The Maoists left the station after 2 a.m. The window of the office and several properties were damaged in the explosion, sources said. Before fleeing the spot, the Maoists also put up posters and banners of the CPI-Maoist protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Odisha and appointment of non-Odia administrative and Police officers in the State.

March 18: Armed cadres of CPI Maoists blew up the two-room house of a para teacher, Beerbal Ram, at village Gowasarey under Pandu Police Station, 52 Kilometers from Daltonganj in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Nobody was injured in the incident. SP, Palamu District, Indrajeet Mahatha said: "The Maoists suspect this para-teacher to be a sympathizer of a rival outfit TPC and we believe this was the reason behind this attack on his home." TPC is a splinter group of CPI-Maoist.

March 13: Naxals blew up the house of a para-teacher and held a 'Jan Adalat' at Baltharwa village atop Jhumra Hill under Mahuataad Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. At least 30 Naxals pasted posters across the village, branding the teacher Jailal Mahto as a 'Police informer'. Mahto was not present at his residence at the time of the explosion. Naxals assaulted his wife Bijli Devi (27) and his father Moti Mahto. The group then blew up Mahto's house. Villagers in Baltharwa remained angry with the Police for not visiting the spot more than 24 hours after the incident.

March 11: Twelve personnel of the 219th battalion of the CRPF were killed and another four injured when CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a road opening party in the dense forests near Kottacheru village under Bhejji Police Station in the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Commenting on the attack, acting CRPF DG, Sudeep Lakhtakia stated, "The troops were part of the road clearing party that has been securing an under-construction road between Bhejji and Kottacheru. They were ambushed by Naxals who set off multiple hidden IEDs on the ground and opened fire. The squad effectively retaliated before twelve made the supreme sacrifice." However, no casualty among the Maoists was reported. Meanwhile, the Maoists looted six INSAS assault rifles, four AK-47 assault rifles, a light machine gun, at least 1,587 rounds of ammunition, an UBGL, a 51mm mortar, and two radio sets from the slain personnel. The deceased CRPF personnel have been identified as Inspector Jagjit Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspectors H.B. Bhatt and Narender Kumar Singh, Head Constables Jagdish Prasad Vishnoi and P.R. Minde and Constables Mangesh Pal Pandey, Rampal Singh Yadav, Goraknath, Nand Kumar Patra, Satish Kumar Verma, K Shankar and Suresh Kumar.

March 8: A BSF officer was injured, when an IED, apparently planted by the CPI-Maoist, exploded while it was being defused by a BDS in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near a BSF camp in Korenar village under Bande Police Station limits. The injured officer was identified as Assistant Commandant Pradeep M, attached to the BSF's 171 Battalion. The home-made bomb was placed beneath the ground on a dirt track between Korenar village and the BSF camp, about 125 kilometres from Raipur, and it was spotted during a search operation by security personnel.

February 27: A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kotesu, died on the spot and a Sabari Committee 'militia commander', Kaaki Kannayya, suffered serious injuries while planting pressure bomb in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The spot where the incident took place was near National Highway 30.

February 22: Mangal Mara (25), a native of Timapur village was injured in an IED blast, triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place between Timapur and Murdanda villages under Basaguda Police Station limits, Bijapur ASP, Mohit Garg said. CPI-Maoist cadres have planted the IEDs to target SFs on this strategically important route often used by SFs. Security personnel have set up their camps both in Timapur and Murdanda.

February 21: A CRPF jawan Ghanshyam of 212 Battalion was injured in an IED blast in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The blast took place near Paidigudem village under the Kistaram Police Station limits when the CRPF team was out on a patrol.

February 19: A group of 40 Police personnel escaped a landmine blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres at Kaligonda forest area under Chintoor Police Station limits in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Chintoor SI, P Srinivasa Kumar, who headed the combing team, told that they suspected the Sabari Dalam of CPI-Maoist behind the blast.

February 5: A DRG, Constable Pratap Singh Markam, was injured when an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the wee hours between Nayanar and Gatam villages under Katekalyan Police Station limits when a team of SFs was out on an anti-Naxal Operation, told SHO, Vijay Patel.

February 1: At least eight Police personnel were killed and five others injured in a landmine explosion suspected to have been triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Mungarbhumi on Sunki ghat in Koraput District of Odisha. The van carrying 13 Police personnel was on its way to Angul. They were going to the Police Training College, Angul to get special Police driving training when the Maoists blasted them off at around 2 pm. The number of deaths of Police personnel in the Maoists' Sunki landmine explosion rose to eight with the body of lone missing driver Tulasi Ram Majhi found this morning (February 2), informed Koraput SP, Charan Singh Meena. Seven Police personnel died and five others sustained injuries yesterday (February 1) as the landmine planted underground at Sunki ghati in Koraput District on AOB exploded. Tulasi Ram was missing, he said. The identities of the slain personnel are Somnath Sisa, Sanjay Kumar Das, Arun Kumar Nayak, Subarna Kumar Raj, Pradipta Kumar Rout, Ganesh Prasad Das, Harekrushna Prushti and Tulasi Ram Majhi.

February 1: The CPI-Maoist cadres exploded a crude bomb in the Amrapali Open Cast Project of CCL under Tandwa Police Station of Chatra District of Jharkhand. Three personnel have been reported to be injured in the blast. Police have recovered hand-written pamphlets which talks about stopping work in Amrapali and its adjacent mine, Magadh. The newly raised SISF will be deployed at the CCL's Amrapali coal project.

January 28. CRPF jawan was killed in an explosion of a pressure bomb allegedly planted by CPI-Maoist cadres near Kottacheru village under Bhejji Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The deceased, Havaldar Parasnath Saroj, was posted with the 219th battalion of CRPF, senior Police officials said. "A road construction work was going on in the area and a CRPF team was patrolling when Saroj accidentally stepped on the pressure bomb and suffered serious injuries," the Police officials said. Later, he succumbed to his injuries.

January 24.The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an IED blast in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The blast took place when SFs were patrolling between Timmapur and Murdanda. A sniffer dog, named 'Pluto' died in the blast.

January 23.Ranjan Bala and his son Indrajit Bala (17) were injured in an IED blast triggered by the Naxals on an under-construction road in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near Malempalli village under Jagargunda Police Station limits while the victims were on way to Dornapal in their motorcycle.

January 18.Two women and a minor girl were killed while four others were injured when an IED, planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, exploded in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

January 17. A handler of a sniffer dog, PK Samal, was injured and 'Aminika', a sniffer dog belonging to CoBRA battalion, was killed in an IED blast by CPI-Maoist cadres in Buda Pahar area in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

January 13: Six SF personnel were injured in an IED blast in Burha Pahari area of Latehar District of Jharkhand. The blast took place during an encounter with the cadres of the CPI-Maoist. Officials said that three explosions took place first around 5:30 AM, then another took place around 10 AM and then again at 1 PM. Two Assistant Commandants of CRPF, one head constable and two SIs and a Jharkhand Police jawan were injured.

January 12: A CRPF jawan and a sniffer dog were injured in a pressure bomb blast allegedly triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a ROP of CRPF's 85th battalion was out to ensure security to a patch on Bijapur-Bhopalpattanam road. When the party reached near Chinna Kodepal village in Mahadev Ghat area, dog master Surendra Kumar stepped over the pressure IED connection.

Source: Figures are compiled from news reports and are provisional.

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