Odisha: 3 Maoists killed in encounter
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.
(Posted on 19-07-2013)