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Police killed in Philippine ambush (maoist rebels)
BBC ^ | 27 may 2013 | BBC

Posted on 05/27/2013 5:06:46 AM PDT by csvset

Seven police commandoes have been killed in a bomb and gun attack by communist rebels in the northern Philippines, officials say. Rebels from the New People's Army (NPA) ambushed the group as they made their way to a medical exam.

Their truck was hit by an explosion, after which the militants opened fire, police said. Seven other commandoes were also injured in the attack. The incident took place near Allacapan, 400km (250 miles) north of Manila.

Those who died were members of an elite counter-insurgency police unit, reports said. The NPA has been fighting for a communist state for more than four decades. One of Asia's longest-running insurgencies, the group concentrates its campaign in rural areas and in small-scale skirmishes with the military.

A recent push for peace talks collapsed earlier this year. The group is listed on the Foreign Terrorist Organisation list of the US State Department.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: maoist; npa; philippines
Rough week. Seven Marines were killed in a battle with Abu Sayyaf a few days ago.
1 posted on 05/27/2013 5:06:46 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Even the Chinese communists don’t believe in Mao anymore...how can these people be getting traction?


2 posted on 05/27/2013 5:09:55 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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Yeah, same thing in India, “Maoists” . Where do these guys get funding from?


3 posted on 05/27/2013 5:13:06 AM PDT by csvset
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Have heard nothing about it, but my TV news is just now on (8 PM).
Waiting to see if it is covered.
I thought the only problem was down on Mindanao.
Guess I was wrong.


4 posted on 05/27/2013 5:13:26 AM PDT by AlexW
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Even the Chinese communists don’t believe in Mao anymore...how can these people be getting traction?

You don't need to believe in Mao. You just need a sponsor willing to give you money in exchange for running a Maoist insurgency. China has designs on Philippine territory, specifically the Spratly Islands

5 posted on 05/27/2013 5:15:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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If you remember...it was the Maoist guys who started up Shining Path in Peru decades ago, and created a huge mess.

There’s probably even Maoists in the US today.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 5:21:17 AM PDT by pepsionice
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Even the Chinese communists don’t believe in Mao anymore...how can these people be getting traction?

The clunker always looks better on the lot.

7 posted on 05/27/2013 5:32:46 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Mao is without doubt, the biggest mass murderer in history.
35 million of his own people starved and murdered in the “Great Leap Forward.”


8 posted on 05/27/2013 6:01:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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35 million of his own people starved and murdered in the “Great Leap Forward.”

Like I said, it looks better on the lot. In fact, "Forward" still attracts a crowd.

9 posted on 05/27/2013 6:36:49 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Amazing coincidence...


10 posted on 05/27/2013 6:43:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: csvset

Wow!

They have the Maoists up in the north and the Muzzies in the south to deal with!


11 posted on 05/27/2013 6:43:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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RIP.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 4:47:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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