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Police destroy Maoist camp in Odisha

Posted on Sep 03 2014 | IANS

Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 : Police Wednesday destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said.

Inspector General of Police (Southwestern Range) Yashwant Jethwa said the camp was destroyed in a forested area near Majhiguda village under Baipariguda police station area.

He said police raided the camp and engaged in a brief gun battle with the rebels. The gun battle ended with the Maoists fleeing the area.

No policeman was injured although some rebels might have sustained injuries in the gunfight, he told IANS. Police have also seized two country made guns from the site, he added.

Koraput district is considered a Maoist stronghold. The district headquarters town of Koraput is about 500 km from here.

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