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India      Five Maoists and one trooper killed in Chhattisgarh
Pakistan      Policeman shot dead in Karachi
India      Top LeT militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Jawan injured in mine blast in Jammu and Kashmir
India      DC's residence attacked with petrol bombs in Manipur
India      PLFI attacked IOC pipeline laying site in Jharkhand
India      11 traders abducted by suspected militants in Meghalaya
India      Central Government extends ceasefire agreements with two factions of NDFB in Assam
Pakistan      Balochistan High Court issues arrest warrants against former President General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf
Pakistan      Another civil rights activist goes missing taking total of disappeared activist in country to five
Bangladesh      Prime Minister calls upon all to put up strong resistance against militancy and terrorism
Sri Lanka      HRW urges Government to adopt recommendations of CTF on including foreign judges in domestic mechanism
India      Chinese agencies helping North Eastern militants in Myanmar, says Assam ADGP L R Bishnoi
Pakistan      Sectarian outfits can't be equated with terror groups, says Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
Nepal      Complaints are pouring in against LBRC report, says LBRC member Sunil Ranjan Singh

Five Maoists and one trooper killed in Chhattisgarh

Five Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres were killed in two separate exchanges of fire during an operation launched by Chhattisgarh Police in Narayanpur and Kanker District on January 10, reports The Indian Express. Around 400 Policemen entered the jungles in an area that is home to CPI-Maoist military company number two. D M Awasthi, Special Director General, anti-Maoist operations, said, “The operation was launched on a specific intelligence input about the presence of CPI-Maoist cadres in the area. In the first exchange of fire in the morning in Irpenar, four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed”, adding one trooper was also killed. He further added, “… This indicates that these could be senior cadre. ” The slain Maoists were identified as Tirupati, ‘Divisional Commander’, East Bastar division; Ratna Markam, ‘medical in-charge’, ‘company number 6’; Shyamu Yadav of ‘company number 6’ and Mangalram Salam, a Jan militia member from Irpenar.

In the second exchange of fire, in the Koylibeda area of Kanker, one CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and an AK-47 recovered from his possession. The slain Maoist was identified as Roshan, ‘divisional commander’ of the ‘North Bastar division’.

Meanwhile, Security Forces (SFs) recovered and defused as many as nine Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) allegedly planted by CPI-Maoist in Sukma District on January 10, reports The Daily Pioneer. The explosives were planted near a culvert on a kuccha road between Bhejji and Injram villages under Bhejji Police Station limits.






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