Rayagada, July 19 IBNS | 2 years ago

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)