News Alerts

23 Jan 2019 | 11:58 PM UTC

India: Maoist rebels kill three people in Maharashtra state January 22

India News Alert

Maoist rebels kill three people in Kasansur (Maharashtra state) January 22; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Kasansur (Maharashtra state)

Event

Maoist rebels killed three people in an attack in Kasansur (Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra state) on Tuesday, January 22. The militants reportedly targeted the villagers for being suspected police informants; the rebels also kidnapped five others from the village. Similar attacks are possible in Maharashtra state over the near term.

Context

Maoist insurgents (Naxalites) have been active for several decades in rural areas of the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Jharkand, Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal, as well as in the border region around Andhra Pradesh. An estimated 6000 people have died in the past 20 years, though activities have decreased recently partially due to a security crackdown. Restrictions on the movement of foreigners are in place for some rural areas of eastern India, including parts of Chhattisgarh.

Advice

Individuals in India, particularly in Maharashtra state, are advised to monitor developments to the situation and remain vigilant for potential militant activity, particularly if planning on traveling to rural areas of the abovementioned states. 

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news