Odisha: 3 Maoists killed in encounter

Rayagada, July 19 : Three Maoists were killed during an encounter with security forces at Rayagada district in Odisha in the wee hours of Friday, said police.

The encounter took place while a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Odisha's elite anti-Maoist Special Operation Group (SOG) and the police were carrying out a combing operation in Tureighat forest.

The Maoists reportedly opened fire on the team.

The security forces retaliated and three rebels were killed during the gunbattle.

"We have recovered three bodies," S Devdutt Singh, Deputy Inspector General of Police (south-western range) told Hindustan Times.

--IBNS (Posted on 19-07-2013)

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