Title Description Posted Date
Andhra Pradesh: Maoists under Pressure Two cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) were killed in an exchange of fire with a combing party comprising Greyhounds personnel and the Vishakhapatnam District Police near Revulakota village in Koyyuru Mandal(administrative unit) under Mampa Police Station limits in the Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh (AP) on February 21, 2016. There was no casualty on the Police side and Police recovered two 12 bore single barrel guns, some cartridges and two kit bags containing two mobile phones, uniforms and Maoist literature from the site of the encounter. Reports indicate that the slain duo belonged to CPI-Maoist's Galikonda 'area committee'. 29-Feb-2016
J&K: Dwindling Terror In the worst terror attack recorded in the state since December 2014, six persons were killed in a suicide attack that commenced on February 21, 2016, and which was continuing at the time of writing. An unspecified number of terrorists attacked a vehicle of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the Sempora area of Pampore in Pulwama District killing two personnel of the CRPF and injuring another nine. Subsequently, the militants rushed into the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building nearby and took refuge there amid a heavy exchange of gunfire with CRPF personnel. When a CRPF team headed by an Assistant Commandant tried to enter the building, the Assistant Commandant and two CRPF personnel were injured and a gardener was killed in militant firing. Later, a large contingent of the Army joined the operation and over 100 employees and trainees who were trapped inside the EDI complex in three buildings were evacuated. Three Army commandos, including two Captains, and a militant were killed in the gunfight on February 22. 22-Feb-2016
Chhattisgarh: Remaining Challenges A 'commander' of the Jagargunda 'area committee' of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), identified as Kunjam Linga (22), carrying a reward money of INR 100,000 on his head, was killed in an encounter with a joint team of Security Force (SF) personnel in the forests of Chintagufa Police Station area in the Sukma District on February 4, 2016. In another incident, on the same day, an unidentified CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with personnel of the District Reserve Group (DRG) in the forested hills of Korli under the Mardum Police Station limits in the Bastar District. 15-Feb-2016
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