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Odisha police gun down three Maoists in Rayagada

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Bhubaneswar, July 19, 2013
First Published: 08:37 IST(19/7/2013) | Last Updated: 08:40 IST(19/7/2013)

Odisha police claimed to have killed three Maoists in an encounter in a forest in Rayagada district, 500 km southwest of capital Bhubaneswar.
 
Police believe they gunned down six Maoists during the fire exchange in a forest near Kiramdungri village around midnight on Thursday. The higher toll, however, is yet to be confirmed.

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“We have recovered three bodies,” S Devdutt Singh, deputy inspector general of police (south-western range) said on Friday.
 
Rayagada in southern Odisha shares borders with Andhra Pradesh. Maoists have increased their presence in the district in the last couple of years.


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