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Topic - Central Reserve Police Force
Maoist rebels exploded a roadside bomb near a bus carrying police officers, killing at least 12 and critically injuring 8 in the western state of Maharashtra on Tuesday, authorities said.
A 23-year-old who posts videos to YouTube under names such as "oppressedkashimir1" is part of a wave of Web-savvy protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir who have begun using social networking to publicize their fight and keep fellow demonstrators energized and focused.
Before hitting the streets, Ahmed reaches for his two essential protest tools: a scarf to mask his face and a cell phone camera to show the world what is happening.
On Thursday, heavily armed Maoist rebels attacked a police station and the home of a Congress leader in the state of Chhattisgarh in India's heartland. On June 29, they assaulted and killed 26 members of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The Maoist movement, tens of thousands strong, is active in more than half of India's states, a red ribbon that stretches from the Nepalese border down the Bay of Bengal coast. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls the Maoists India's top internal security threat; Home Minister P. Chidambaram terms Maoism "a graver problem than jihadi terrorism." In U.S. terms, the rebels' geographical reach extends from New York City to Key West, Fla., and Washington, D.C., to Indianapolis.