Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh killed thirteen policemen, including 10 from Nagaland Armed Police (NAP), in two separate attacks.
The encounter took place when the police and CRPF personnel were on a patrol to flush out activists of CPI(Maoist), police said.
Armed Maoists attacked a police outpost at Bansjor on the Orissa-Jharkhand border on Wednesday, killing a policeman and leaving seven others injured, two of them critically.
The incident occurred near Malkangiri Village (MV)-126 while the jawans were travelling in a vehicle which was supposed to weather a landmine blast, reports Soumyajit Pattnaik.
The banned CPI (Maoist) has threatened to kill Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar if two of their top leaders were not released from jail, official sources said on Friday. Naxals kill 16 in Bihar
Against the backdrop of the arrest of Naxal leader Kobad Ghandy, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said civil society must not romanticise the Naxalites.
Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, who was arrested in New Delhi , appears to have managed to procure a voter identity card in a different name from the national capital, police sources claimed on Tuesday.
A day after Naxalite extremists beheaded an intelligence officer in Jharkhand, Home Minister P Chidambaram said security forces would engage the Maoists till they gave up violence.
A Delhi court today extended the police remand of Kobad Ghandy, a Politbureau member of banned CPI (Maoist), by seven days to facilitate the investigating agency to gather evidence and unravel the designs of the extremist outfit.
Just a day after Union Home Minister P Chidambaram declared that Naxalite violence will not cast a damper on the October 13 elections in Maharashtra, Maoists struck in Gadchiroli district on Thursday killing 17 policemen, reports Pradip Kumar Maitra. Terror tactics
The Centre on Thursday rushed additional paramilitary forces to Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, where 17 policemen were killed in an ambush by the Maoists, to assist the state security forces.
Describing the situation in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli region where 18 policemen were killed by Maoiststs today as "warlike," Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Thursday said "we won't be cowed down by the attack"
Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, who is currently in police custody, met his sister at the Special Cell office in Lodhi Colony area of south Delhi on Thursday, reports Vijaita Singh
The Cabinet Committee on Security cleared the home ministry-driven coordinated offensive against Maoists that will see deployment of nearly 75,000 central security personnel.
Expressing "extreme concern" over increase in naxal violence in the country, BJP today said growing magnitude of their activity shows government has "run out of ideas" in meeting the threat and demanded the Prime Minister should hold wider political consultations on it.