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Three killed by Maoists in West Bengal

The bodies of two CPI-M workers and another person, suspected to have been killed by Maoist rebels, were recovered from a jungle in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district Monday.



Kolkata: The bodies of two CPI-M workers and another person, suspected to have been killed by Maoist rebels, were recovered from a jungle in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district Monday.

The bodies were found in the Bhalukbasa forest, considered a den of the leftwing extremists, police said.

"We suspect they were killed by the Maoists," said state Inspector General of Police, Zulfiqar Hassan.

The third victim was a potato dealer who had been abducted by the Maoists last year.

"He had been taken away by the radicals last year. And the other two bodies are of local CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) activists," said Hasan.

Maoist ultras are active in West Bengal`s three western districts - Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore.

The joint forces, comprising personnel from central paramilitary forces and state armed police, have been conducting an operation to flush out Maoists from West Midnapore district`s Lalgarh belt since June last year.

IANS

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