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India's Maoist threat

<p>A rescue worker stands next to a body of a passenger at the site of a train accident at Jhargram area in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, May 28, 2010. Maoist rebels sabotaged a high-speed train, killing dozens.


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A rescue worker stands next to a body of a passenger at the site of a train accident at Jhargram area in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, May 28, 2010. Maoist rebels sabotaged a high-speed train, killing dozens. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal more

A rescue worker stands next to a body of a passenger at the site of a train accident at Jhargram area in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, May 28, 2010. Maoist rebels sabotaged a high-speed train, killing dozens. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>An unexploded grenade lies on the floor of a police camp after a Maoist attack in Rani Bodli village, south of the central Indian city of Raipur, March 18, 2007. 


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An unexploded grenade lies on the floor of a police camp after a Maoist attack in Rani Bodli village, south of the central Indian city of Raipur, March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

An unexploded grenade lies on the floor of a police camp after a Maoist attack in Rani Bodli village, south of the central Indian city of Raipur, March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>Police patrol the interiors of Bamal village near Lalgarh following a series of Maoist rebel ambushes, November 4, 2009. 



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Police patrol the interiors of Bamal village near Lalgarh following a series of Maoist rebel ambushes, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

Police patrol the interiors of Bamal village near Lalgarh following a series of Maoist rebel ambushes, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>Rescue workers load the body of a policeman onto a truck at a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. 



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Rescue workers load the body of a policeman onto a truck at a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

Rescue workers load the body of a policeman onto a truck at a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers run for cover during a gunfight with Maoist rebels in Pirrakuli village, near Lalgarh, June 19, 2009. 


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Paramilitary soldiers run for cover during a gunfight with Maoist rebels in Pirrakuli village, near Lalgarh, June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Paramilitary soldiers run for cover during a gunfight with Maoist rebels in Pirrakuli village, near Lalgarh, June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Smoke billows from oil tankers attached to a goods train in Chintawanpur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, May 20, 2010. At least 15 oil tankers caught fire when suspected Maoists derailed a goods train by blasting the railway track and then set afire one of the tankers.


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Smoke billows from oil tankers attached to a goods train in Chintawanpur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, May 20, 2010. At least 15 oil tankers caught fire when suspected Maoists derailed a goods train by blasting the railway track and then set...more

Smoke billows from oil tankers attached to a goods train in Chintawanpur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, May 20, 2010. At least 15 oil tankers caught fire when suspected Maoists derailed a goods train by blasting the railway track and then set afire one of the tankers. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Cyclists pass the bodies of three villagers shot dead by suspected Maoist rebels at Kusbani forest area near Lalgarh, west of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, November 7, 2009. 


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Cyclists pass the bodies of three villagers shot dead by suspected Maoist rebels at Kusbani forest area near Lalgarh, west of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Cyclists pass the bodies of three villagers shot dead by suspected Maoist rebels at Kusbani forest area near Lalgarh, west of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A man has a haircut by a roadside barber in front of a closed shop during a day-long strike called by Maoists, in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri January 22, 2009. 


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A man has a haircut by a roadside barber in front of a closed shop during a day-long strike called by Maoists, in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man has a haircut by a roadside barber in front of a closed shop during a day-long strike called by Maoists, in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A villager begs a policeman to spare him from being arrested during an operation to push back Maoist rebels at Pirakata near Lalgarh, west of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, June 18, 2009. 


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A villager begs a policeman to spare him from being arrested during an operation to push back Maoist rebels at Pirakata near Lalgarh, west of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, June 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

A villager begs a policeman to spare him from being arrested during an operation to push back Maoist rebels at Pirakata near Lalgarh, west of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, June 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

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<p>Policemen stand near the wreckage of their vehicle after suspected Maoist rebels detonated a landmine in West Midnapore district, May 19, 2010. 


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Policemen stand near the wreckage of their vehicle after suspected Maoist rebels detonated a landmine in West Midnapore district, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Policemen stand near the wreckage of their vehicle after suspected Maoist rebels detonated a landmine in West Midnapore district, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Relatives of tribal militias killed in a Maoist attack cry at their cremation in Mangapeta village, south of the central city of Raipur, March 18, 2007. 


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Relatives of tribal militias killed in a Maoist attack cry at their cremation in Mangapeta village, south of the central city of Raipur, March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

Relatives of tribal militias killed in a Maoist attack cry at their cremation in Mangapeta village, south of the central city of Raipur, March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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<p>Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel patrol a road in Jehanabad in the eastern Indian state of Bihar following gunbattles between police and Maoist insurgents, April 15, 2009. 


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Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel patrol a road in Jehanabad in the eastern Indian state of Bihar following gunbattles between police and Maoist insurgents, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan

Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel patrol a road in Jehanabad in the eastern Indian state of Bihar following gunbattles between police and Maoist insurgents, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan

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<p>Bodies of policemen killed in a Maoist attack are pictured in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, April 6, 2010. 


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Bodies of policemen killed in a Maoist attack are pictured in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Bodies of policemen killed in a Maoist attack are pictured in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Policemen stand near the wreckage of a police vehicle after a landmine explosion planted by Maoist rebels in Bijapur district in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, May 8, 2010. 



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Policemen stand near the wreckage of a police vehicle after a landmine explosion planted by Maoist rebels in Bijapur district in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, May 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Policemen stand near the wreckage of a police vehicle after a landmine explosion planted by Maoist rebels in Bijapur district in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, May 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A view shows the burnt remains of a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. 


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A view shows the burnt remains of a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

A view shows the burnt remains of a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) policeman pays his last respecst near the coffins of policemen who died in a maoist attack in Chattisgarh, in New Delhi, April 7, 2010.

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A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) policeman pays his last respecst near the coffins of policemen who died in a maoist attack in Chattisgarh, in New Delhi, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) policeman pays his last respecst near the coffins of policemen who died in a maoist attack in Chattisgarh, in New Delhi, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A villager weeps amid the rubble of her burnt house after an attack by suspected Maoist rebels at Jamui district in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, February 18, 2010. 


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A villager weeps amid the rubble of her burnt house after an attack by suspected Maoist rebels at Jamui district in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan

A villager weeps amid the rubble of her burnt house after an attack by suspected Maoist rebels at Jamui district in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan

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<p>Schoolgirls ride a bicycle past police patrolling against daily Maoist rebel ambushes on a road near Lalgarh,  November 4, 2009. 


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Schoolgirls ride a bicycle past police patrolling against daily Maoist rebel ambushes on a road near Lalgarh, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

Schoolgirls ride a bicycle past police patrolling against daily Maoist rebel ambushes on a road near Lalgarh, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>Onlookers stand outside the jail in Jehanabad town after hundreds of heavily armed Maoist rebels stormed the jail and freed about 350 prisoners, November 14, 2005. 



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Onlookers stand outside the jail in Jehanabad town after hundreds of heavily armed Maoist rebels stormed the jail and freed about 350 prisoners, November 14, 2005. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan

Onlookers stand outside the jail in Jehanabad town after hundreds of heavily armed Maoist rebels stormed the jail and freed about 350 prisoners, November 14, 2005. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan

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