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Bomb blasts triggered by the CPI-Maoist- 2012

December 27: One personnel of SOG was injured when a landmine planted by CPI-Maoist cadres exploded, at Sanadengli village under Kalyansinghpur Police Station in Rayagada District.

November 15: Seven policemen were injured in a landmine attack on a Police vehicle by cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Banua crossing in the border of Dev and Dhibara Police Station areas in Aurangabad District of Bihar.

November 8: Senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma (62), who led the Salwa Judum movement in south Chhattisgarh in 2005, had a miraculous escape when a powerful landmine attack triggered by the CPI-Maoist hit his convoy in Kamalnar, a forested area in Dantewada District. Karma and the driver, Sukeshwar Jhole and two security guards were injured.

October 29: About 40 BSF troopers and Policemen had a narrow escape when a landmine planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres exploded during the clearance of a road blockade at Erakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

October 18: Six troopers of the 159 battalion of the CRPF were reportedly killed and eight CRPF personnel, including a deputy commandant were injured, when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an IED blast blowing an anti-landmine vehicle near Chakarbandha forests in Barha village under the Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar. The CRPF troopers were reportedly returning after conducting a raid on a Maoist hideout.

October 14: The CPI-Maoist cadres intercepted four trucks involved in road construction work and set ablaze in Surokhi village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A CRPF and Police team was rushed to the area but as it neared the village, the Maoists triggered a landmine blast and attacked them, injuring four Police personnel.

September 21: Mahadev Mangaruji Waghade, an officer of the BDDS was injured when a detonator exploded while defusing land mine explosives planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

September 1: A BSF trooper, J Kundu, was killed and another, Dhiren Sahu, injured when a landmine planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres exploded on a forest road in Koraput District of Odisha. The two troopers were members of a unit of the BSF stationed at Palur in Koraput.

August 29: A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and two others were seriously injured when a landmine they were trying to plant exploded on a road near Tekguda in Kalimela area in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to reports the victim was Muka Madkami. But the Police are yet to confirm his identity.

August 24: Around 60 BSF personnel returning from a combing operation in Bejangwada to their base camp at Kalimela, narrowly escaped when a landmine planted by CPI-Maoist exploded on a forest road near Gumphakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

August 7: Two CRPF commandos were killed in a landmine blast carried out by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Sarkeguda in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The commandos, identified as constable KP Singh and Mukul Burman, were carrying rations for a CRPF camp nearby when the vehicle (a TATA 407) in which they were travelling was blown up.

August 6: Maoists blew up a Mine Protected Vehicle killing a CRPF trooper and injuring five others in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The blast that injured four CRPF and one State Police personnel occurred when 80-personnel strong contingent of SFs were out on patrol at a place under Aranpur Police Station of the District.

June 27: Maoists blew up railway tracks between Taitulmuri and Nisitpur railway stations under Dhanbad railway division in Jharkhand.

Maoists also blasted a bridge near Chhatapur village of Giridih District that connects Giridih with Dhanbad in Jharkhand.

June 25: The CPI-Maoist cadres damaged a telephone tower by blasting it under Khaparakhol block in Bolangir District in Odisha, during their 24-hour bandh. The Chhattisgarh-Odisha State Committee of the CPI-Maoist on June 25 called a 24-hour bandh call demanding halt to Operation Green Hunt. The bandh affected normal life in Bolangir, Bargarh, Nuapada and other western Odisha Districts.

June 10: CRPF trooper Shachindra Sharma died in the landmine blast while another died due to heart attack during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres in Chakarbandha forest under the Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar. Six CRPF troopers also received injuries. All of them were out of danger. The Policemen recovered the body of the two Maoists and overpowered an injured Maoist. The two killed Maoists have been identified as Kailu Manjhi and Phoolchand Manjhi, both residents of the area.

June 11: Maoists blew up a mobile phone tower at Jaihind Tandua village in Aurangabad District of Bihar during the Bihar bandh (total shutdown strike) called to protest the death of Madan Yadav, a Maoist, in Police custody.

June 10: A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly blew up portion of a railway track on Kirandul-Visakhapatnam section near Bhansi railway station in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, affecting the transportation of iron ore from the mines in Chhattisgarh. According to Police, the Maoists held the rail staff captive and then damaged a railway engine parked at the Station and later on blew up a portion of the track.

June 8: The Maoists triggered a powerful blast on a key highway between Ramaram village and Borguda, six kilometres from Sukma District headquarters in Chhattisgarh. The explosion took place just a few hours ahead of the weekly market held at Ramaram, the Police said. No loss of life or property was reported in the incident.

June 2: A Policeman was killed and his five colleagues were injured, along with 19 prisoners, when a blast triggered by the Maoists ripped through their vehicle on a bridge on National Highway No.30 near Joba village in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The victims were returning after a court appearance at Kondagaon when the Maoists targeted the vehicle in which they were travelling.

May 27: A day ahead of the scheduled visit of the Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to Malkangiri District of Odisha, three SOG personnel were injured in a landmine blast by CPI-Maoist cadres at Kanaguda under Kalimela Police Station in the District. An exchange of fire also occurred at the spot between the Security Forces and Maoists after the landmine blast.

May 22: A constable, Dhan Singh Thakur, was killed on the spot and his colleague, Hemla Dhasru, sustained serious injuries as a "pressure bomb", planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres went off near the helipad in Bijapur District headquarters in Chhattisgarh.

May 17: The Maoists blew up the main railway tracks between New Delhi-Howrah route near Gurap Railway station in Hooghly District of West Bengal during wee hours.

May 16: Six Policemen were injured, two of them critically, in an encounter with the Maoists at Chindgarh in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists detonated couple of landmine blasts and opened fire on the force which was on a search operation.

May 14: The Maoists partially blew up the quarters a forest section officer, Kurasam Rajulu, at Sitanagaram in Dummugudem mandal of Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh. Accusing him of harassing Adivasis (tribals), Maoists assaulted him with rifle butts also.

April 20: Three persons, including two BJP local leaders, were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a powerful landmine blast on the convoy of BJP MLA Mahesh Gagda in Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists blew up one of the eight vehicles of the convoy in a forested area in Pegrapalli in the District resulting in the killing of Purshottam Thakur, the BJP District unit vice president, Mahesh Pujari, another key local BJP leader and Ashwani Sharma, the vehicle driver. One person is also reported to be seriously injured in the attack.

April 11: Maoists reportedly blew up a bridge at a forested stretch between Amabeda and Ghanora in Kanker District in Chhattisgarh, just before State Forest Minister Vikram Usendi's convoy was scheduled to go to Amabeda. The incident took place around 10am under Amabeda Police Station area, in which no causalities were reported.

March 27: Twelve CRPF troopers belonging to the CRPF's 192nd Battalion were killed and 28 injured when suspected CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast at Pushtola village under Dhanora Police Station in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. A total of 40 troops were travelling in a bus from Pushtola to Gatta, for an operational duty when the blast took place, killing 12 of them, Gadchiroli SP Viresh Prabhu said.

March 22: Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a dynamite blast to blow up the Khaira Block office, and later set on fire the official files in Jamui District in Bihar.

March 21: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast at a railway track and set afire two mobile phone towers and a tractor in Jamui District in Bihar, Police said. A group of heavily armed Maoists triggered a blast at the railway track near Narganju rail station, disrupting train services. In Sanowar area, the Maoists set ablaze two mobile phone towers and a tractor.

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a culvert in GK Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh, protesting against the Government's move to permit bauxite mining in the Agency. Around 50 Maoists stopped an APSRTC bus going to Chintapalli from Narsipatnam at the culvert and after taking away mobile phones from the passengers blew up the culvert. They allowed the passengers to leave after distributing pamphlets urging locals to continue their fight against bauxite mining and to chase away Ras Al Khaima Company.

March 19: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast at an under-construction godown of a panchayat building in Malkangiri District in Odisha. According to sources, a group of around 50 Maoists accompanied by local supporters swooped down on the building on Bonda hills and planted explosives to destroy the building. Though no injury or casualty was reported, the attack completely damaged the godown of Mudulipada panchayat, under Khairput block.

March 14: At least three BSF troopers were killed and four others injured when suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the vehicle they were travelling in Kanker District in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists triggered the landmine explosion near Erikbuta village under Pakhanjur Police Station limits when the mini truck carrying the troopers of the 87th battalion of the BSF was passing.

March 13: The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered two simultaneous land-mine blasts, targeting the vehicle carrying troopers of the IRB, at Tailyadeeh Mor in Chhatarpur block of Palamu District in Jharkhand. ASP operations, Ronald Hansda, said the blasts at 12.24pm badly damaged the front portion of the vehicle, in which more than six IRB personnel were on their way to Devnar where an encounter had taken place between SFs and the Maoists at 9.45am. The IRB troopers, who were part of the reinforcement team, escaped unhurt.

February 23: The Maoists blew up the vacant house of panchayat member, Rajendra Sahu in Latehar District in Jharkhand.

February 18: CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a blast at the coffee-seeds godown of the APFDC at Lankapaakala village in G.K Veedhi Mandal of Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh, demanding distribution of its coffee plantations to the Girijans.

February 10: Four personnel of the BSF including a commandant were killed in an ambush by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Malkangiri District in Odisha. Two other BSF personnel and two officials of the Irrigation Department were also injured in the attack, which came a day before the first phase polls of the panchayat elections. According to the District Police, the BSF personnel were on their way to Chitrakonda from the BSF camp at Balimela. They were travelling in a SUV to oversee security arrangements for the polls. At 1 p.m., their vehicle overturned in a landmine blast about nine kilometres from Balimela. No one was seriously injured or killed, but the personnel fell victim to indiscriminate firing by Maoists hiding in the nearby dense forest.

February 9: Two Policemen were killed in a landmine blast, allegedly carried out by the CPI-Maoist cadres, in Polampalli area in Sukma District, recently carved out of Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. The Policemen were returning to Dornapal in a Sumo which became the target of the blast. While Constable Surya Kartam (30) and Police driver Suryaprakash Sonvani were killed, two others Nanda Sinha and Rajaram were injured, when the Maoists fired on Police after the blast, and Police retaliated.

February 1: Three Policemen, including an ASI, were killed and five others got injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast near an under-construction diversion on National Highway-99 close to Balumath Police Station in Latehar District in Jharkhand. The Policemen were going in two jeeps from Chandwa to Balumath, around 75 kilometres from Ranchi. Since it was dark and the Maoists continued to fire at regular intervals it was difficult for the SFs to launch a rescue operation. The condition of one of the injured is said to be serious.

January 23: The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an explosion in the forest area along the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border in Garhwa District in Jharkhand. The explosion took place somewhere in the forests at Chatia-Matgari, 20 Kilometres away from Bariganwa forest. Search operation by the SFs continued in the forests in the District, according to sources in Bhandaria Police Station of the District.

January 21: As many as 50 - 60 armed CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast and blew up an armoured vehicle, killing 13 Police personnel on board in a forest of Garhwa District in Jharkhand. Led by OIC of Bhandaria Police Station Rajbali Chowdhary, troopers of VII battalion of JAP were accompanying local BDO Vasudev Prasad and Garhwa zilla parishad chairperson Shushma Mehta, who were on way to Bargarh village in separate cars to resolve a dispute over a health centre due to which villagers were observing a shutdown. Vasudev, whose vehicle was ahead of the armoured van carrying the Policemen, survived the attack. "Thirteen Policemen, including Officer-in Charge of Bhandaria Police Station, have died. The rebels took away 11 INSAS rifles, one SLR and two AK 47 rifles from the Security Forces," said State Police spokesperson and IG (Provision) RK Mallick. According to information as many as 50 - 60 armed Maoists were involved in the attack that lasted for nearly 30 minutes. CM Arjun Munda, who was in Gumla, said the Maoists attack was an act of cowardice. "They killed innocent Policemen by planning an ambush. So far reports of 13 deaths have been confirmed," he said.

January 17: Around 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up one mobile tower in Sanda village under the Kutumba Police Station in Aurangabad District in Bihar. The Maoists also assaulted Radhe Singh, the guard, before leaving the spot. The Maoists then moved to Sonarkhap village, around 1.5 kilometres from Sanda village, and set ablaze another mobile tower. Later, they left the place shouting anti-government slogans. The incidents happened during the 24-hour bandh call given by the Maoists in protest against the killing of their cadres in an encounter on January 2 with the Police in Rohtas District, sources said.

January 7: Around 50 Maoists belonging to the Korukonda Dalam and their sympathisers of the CPI-Maoist blasted the Forest Department Office and check-post at Lothugedda in Vishakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh to make their presence felt in the region. The Maoists have demanded that the APFDC hand over the coffee plantations to tribals and wanted lifting of cases against tribals of Balapalam village. They appealed to the tribals to oppose bauxite mining in the Agency.

January 5: Three constables of the Orissa Police were killed and as many injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast at Badarpanga village in the Kotagarh area in Kandhamal District in Odisha. The landmine went off when the team with two trained dogs was proceeding in a vehicle on Kotagarh-Srirampur road to the site of the blast that had taken place on January 4 in the area, State Home Secretary UN Behera said. The blast came on the second day of the two-day bandh called by the Maoists to protest the recent Police arrests and attacks on Maoists during Operation Saranda to flush them out of the forests on the Odisha-Jharkhand border. The deceased are identified as Sunasir Mohanty, Umakant Jani and Sangram Lenka. The three injured were identified as Noha Panda, Basanta Behera and Padmanav Dehuri.

January 4: One person was killed in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Kandhamal District in Odisha.

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






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