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7 Maoists killed in Odisha encounter

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

At least seven Maoists were gunned down in separate encounters with security personnel in Odisha's Kandhamal and districts in last two days, said an on Monday.

"Five Maoists were killed during a combing operation at in Kandhamal's Golanki village.

"While two were killed in Dudkamal village of district," said of Police (Operations) R.

Acting on a tip-off, a combing operation was launched by the police and (SOG) personnel in Sudukumpa forest, said Koche.

The police have recovered nine rifles, including AK-47 and INSAS and other ammunition from the area. The combing operation was on in the forest area, he added.

of Police R.described it as a red letter day in the history of Police.

"This is a great team effort. The district Superintendents of Police have led from the front with exemplary courage and confidence," said Sharma.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 10:42 IST