Mon Feb 9, 2009
PATNA, India, Feb 9 - Maoists killed at least 10 policemen and wounded dozens of people in eastern India on Monday.
The rebels fired on policemen watching a cultural show in the region's Bihar state witness' said.
"We have undertaken a massive combing operation in the area to trace the Maoists involved in the attack," a 'senior' police officer was supposed to have said.
The Maoists fire killed the policemen and left on motorcycles with their weapons.
Last week, Maoists killed 15 policemen in the western state of Maharashtra, in one of the biggest attacks in the state.
Maoist are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers, and have carried out thousands of actions since the start of the armed movement in the late 1960s.
Reactionary Indian state so called 'experts' even themselves say that Maoist influence is growing. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the insurgency as one of the gravest threats to India's internal security.