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Another Maoist killed in Odisha encounter, toll rises to 7

Press Trust of India  |  Phulbani (Odisha) 

A Maoist was gunned down today in a fresh encounter with security forces in Sudukumpa reserve forest of Odisha's district, taking the toll to number of naxals killed in separate operations in the state since yesterday to seven.

Four Maoists, including two women, were killed last evening in Kandhamal's Golanki village and two naxals were shot dead early yesterday at Dudkamal village of district, police said.

A fresh gun battle broke out today when a joint team of (SOG) and (DVF) was carrying out a combing operation in the Sudukumpa forest, Superintendent of Police said.

The CPI(Maoist)member, who was gunned down in the encounter, was active in Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of the state, he told reporters.

Giving details of yesterday's encounter in the area, the SP also said one of the Maoists killed in district was identified as (37), who carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head.

The identify of four others, including the one who was killed today, was yet to be ascertained, he said

Altogether, 11 rifles, including an AK-47 rifle, ammunition and Maoist literatures were seized from the site isince yesterday, he added.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 14:25 IST