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NPA uses indigenous weapons effectively against AFP

Posted by n3wday on February 10, 2009

Communist Party Philippines Demonstration for LiberationThis article was posted on PhilippineRevolution.net.

NPA in Mindanao effectively uses indigenous weapons in waging people’s war

The use of indigenous weapons in combination with modern firearms is one of the prominent characteristics of waging people’s war. This way, the armed revolutionary movement is able to inflict maximum damage on the enemy by maximizing the masses’ wealth of knowledge, limited resources and readily available materials.

Red fighters from Front 6 of the North Central Mindanao Region (NCMR) demonstrated this quality when they annihilated a column of fascist soldiers on May 30, 2008 using automatic rifles, explosives and suyak or punji sticks—sharpened wooden or bamboo stakes laid down as booby traps along their targets’ possible path or areas of maneuver.

The soldiers were part of more than 200 elements of the 29th IB that descended on a cluster of barrios in San Fernando, Bukidnon. They had come from Pangantucan town where they had been conducting military operations for two weeks. After keenly observing the movements of the reactionary troops, the NPA command identified which advancing column to ambush.
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Police Lured into Trap by Maoists in India

Posted by n3wday on February 10, 2009

1127This article was published on SMWNews.com, thanks to Ka Frank for pointing this out.

FEMALE MAOIST LURED POLICE INTO TRAP: GADCHIROLI AMBUSH

MAHARASTRA:A woman named Narmada led the deadly Maoist attack that killed 15 policemen in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday, February 1. Her deputy was also a woman named Taraka alias Vimlaa.

The sources said the attack in the jungles of Markegaon village about 300 km southeast of Nagpur was a joint operation of the North Bastar and Gadchiroli units of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). Narmada, a 44-year-old college dropout from Andhra Pradesh, has been leading the Maoists’ Gadchiroli unit since shortly after the death of its last leader, Shivanna, who was killed in a police encounter in Chhattisgarh last year. She is married to Maoist leader Sudhakar alias Kiran who works for the outfit’s publicity wing, say sources.
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