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Maoists loot SBI branch

india Updated: Jun 27, 2009 13:03 IST

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Maoists loot SBI branch

Bhubaneswar, June 27 (PTI) Armed Maoists looted about Rs six lakh from a State Bank of India branch in Orissa’s Koraput district after assaulting its guard and staff, police said on Saturday.

About a dozen Maoists, armed with sophisticated weapons, struck late on friday and overpowered the lone security guard posted at the bank located in Machkund, about 530 km from here, they said.
The naxals also assaulted the guard and staff of the bank.

All the roads leading to the bank had been blocked by the ultras who had felled a large number of trees in a bid to prevent police and security personnel from moving to the spot easily, police said.