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742 civilians, security personnel killed in Naxal attacks in Jan-Oct

742 civilians, security personnel killed in Naxal attacks in Jan-Oct
Submitted by admin2 on Wed, 12/09/2009 - 18:49
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NetIndian News Network
New Delhi, December 9, 2009

As many as 742 civilians and security personnel were killed in Naxalite attacks in the Naxal-affected states upto October this year, while 170 Naxalites were killed by the security forces during this period, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.



Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken told the House in a written reply to a question today that 721 civilians and security personnel were killed in the Naxal-affected states last year while 199 Naxalites were killed during the period by security forces.



In Jammu and Kashmir, as many as 123 civilians and security personnel died during the first ten months of this year against 166 in 2008. The number of terrorists killed by security forces was 212 upto October this year as against 339 in 2008, he said.



In the North-Eastern States, 261 civilians and security personnel lost their lives while 497 extremists were killed by security forces upto October this year. As many as 512 civilians and security forces had died last year while the number of extremists killed was 640, Mr Maken said.



In other terrorist attacks and bomb blasts in Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Malegaon (Maharashtra) and Modasa (Gujarat), as many as 168 people lost their lives in 2008. In the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, a total of 164 people were killed, he said.



There has been no incident of major terrorist attack in the hinterland in 2009, Mr Maken added.

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