Three Maoists killed in Orissa gunfight

Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 13:32

Bhubaneswar: At least three Maoists were killed in a gunfight with police and security personnel in a forested area of Orissa on Friday, police said.

The rebels opened fired in the forest near Bisra in Sundergarh district, forcing police and other security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operation to retaliate, Inspector General of Police (operation) Sanjeev Marik told a news agency.

One of the killed rebels, who was an area commander of the Communist Party of India-Maoist, had escaped from police custody a few months ago, Marik said.

Bisra is about 530 km from this Orissa capital.

In a separate incident, Maoists gunned down a special police officer (SPO) in Kandhamal district when he was on his way to a police station.

IANS



First Published: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 13:32
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