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Three Maoists, civilian among those killed in EFR attack

kolkata Updated: Feb 16, 2010 12:09 IST

Three Maoists and a civilian were among those killed when the ultras attacked the Eastern Frontier Rifle (EFR) camp in West Midnapore district leaving 24 jawans dead, police said today.

"Three Maoists were killed during retaliation by the jawans after the attack," DGP Bhupinder Singh told PTI.
An unidentified civilian was also killed in the attack.

Twenty-four EFR jawans were killed yesterday when the ultras overran their camp at Silda in West Midnapore after
setting it on fire.

There were 51 EFR jawans and officers in the camp when the attack took place, police said, adding that many of them
are still missing.

All the bodies were recovered this morning, police said, adding they have been sent to Midnapore Medical College
and Hospital for post-mortem.

However, police has not yet recovered bodies of the Maoists killed in the attack.

Joint forces jawans have sanitised the entire 30 km stretch of road where mines were planted by the Maoists to
prevent police from entering the spot.