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14 Naxals killed in Odisha encounter – most in single operation

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 19:52

Zee Media Bureau/ Neha Attre

Bhubaneswar: At least 14 Naxals, including a woman, were killed by the Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Village Force (DVG) during an operation in the Malkangiri district on Saturday.

It is the biggest Naxal casualty in a single operation in the state till date.

The police received a tip-off after which it raided the site where the Naxals were camping close to the Chhattisgarh border. However, firing ensued after Naxals opened fire at them.

Police suspect the involvement of the Naxals in the attack on the convoy of Congress leaders in Darbha in Chhattisgarh on May 25.
The police recovered huge cache of arms and ammunitions and Maoist literature from the Naxals during the operation.

First Published: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 08:53
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