Three Naxals Killed in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: In a fierce encounter police on Friday gunned down three Maoists including two women cadre in Odisha’s Malkangiri district. The encounter took place at the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border.

The cops also recovered two SLR rifles and an Insas rifle from the spot. Based on a tip-off about a Maoist meeting in the forested area near Tandiki village on the border with Chhattisgarh, a team of state police and district volunteer force (DVF) led by Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra launched an attack on the Maoists, killing three of them.

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The Malkangiri belt located in the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border is long known to be a hot bed of the Mao guerillas.