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Maoists camps demolished, arms seized in Orissa

india Updated: Jul 24, 2010 17:38 IST

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Security forces demolished several Maoist camps during an encounter with the rebels and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition in Orissa's Malkangiri district, police said on Saturday.

On the basis of intelligence inputs, camps set up by the ultras in Paplur and Teakwada forests were raided by the elite Greyhound force of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa's Special Operation Group (SOG) last night, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Anirudh Singh told PTI.

The fierce gunbattle that ensued continued for about three hours before the Maoists fled the scene, Singh said adding huge quantities of arms and ammunition were seized from the encounter site and the camps destroyed.

Police believe Maoists have suffered casualties but a clear picture is yet to emerge due to heavy rains and disruption of transport and communication link to the area, he said, adding they were waiting for the security personnel to return from the forests.