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Rajnath speaks to Odisha CM on encounters with naxals

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today spoke to Minister and reviewed with him the security situation in the state in the wake of the killing of seven naxals in separate encounters, an said.

During the telephonic conversation, the took stock of the situation in the wake of multiple encounters between security forces and naxals in two districts of the state.

The minister briefed the on the steps taken by the to deal with the ultras, a home ministry said.

The home minister also spoke to the of Police, Rajendra Prasad Sharma, and appreciated the success against the naxals.

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

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

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 18:25 IST