New Delhi, Apr 08: Naxalites have for years managed to procure sophisticated weapons have used them to battle security forces. In the recent attack at Chhattisgarh, 22 security personnel were martyred by by naxalites. Some 10-12 Naxals are also believed to have died in the fierce gunbattle that ensued.
In the attack, bullets had rained from light machine guns (LMGs) and the Naxals also used low-intensity improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to mount the attack that continued for several hours.
New Delhi, Aug 17: Alert security forces averted a major tragedy after recovering an Improvised Explosive Device near the Pujan village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The IED was planted beneath a bridge. IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that an IED planted by terrorists under a bridge near Pujan village was recovered. This is a road between Pujan and Galwan, Kumar also said.
Mysuru, Aug 10: An IED wrapped in a Malayalam daily is now a subject matter of investigation in the Mysuru blast case. Last week, a bomb exploded in a toilet near the court premises at Mysuru in which one person was injured. The police say that this could be the handiwork of a group known as the Base Movement.
The name of this terrorist outfit, Base Movement cropped up first when it undertook blasts at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh and Kollam in Kerala. The al-Ummah which has taken this name derived it from the al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent which has the official name, Organisation of the Base of Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent or the Jamaat Qaidat al-jihad fi’shibhi al-qarrat al-Hindiya.
Patna, July 20: The Naxal attack on the commandos belonging to the CRPF’s elite COBRA force came as a huge surprise to them. It was the commandos who launched the operation, but due to a tough terrain and bad weather they were unable to assess the gravity of the situation and walked straight into a trap of landmines which had 300 IEDs planted. The commandos on a specific tip off proceeded towards the Aurangabad forests in Bihar. While it was the commandos who gunned down the three naxals first, the second half of the operation became problematic for them. In retaliation, 10 commandos were killed by naxals. Read more