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Woman Maoist cadre killed in encounter

A woman Maoist cadre was killed in a fierce encounter with security forces and some weapons and explosives recovered in Orissa`s Malkangiri district.



Malkangiri (Orissa): A woman Maoist cadre
was killed in a fierce encounter with security forces and some
weapons and explosives recovered in Orissa`s Malkangiri
district on Sunday.
Acting on a tip-off, jawans of the elite anti-naxal
Special Operation Group (SOG) and police raided a dense forest
in Chitrakonda, 70 kms from here and were challenged by the
rebels camped there, sub-divisional police officer U S Das
said.

When the security personnel retaliated, a fierce
gun-battle ensued in which the woman ultra, aged about 25
years, was killed.
The slain rebel, who was in Maoist uniform, is
believed to be from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

Some of her associates are believed to have sustained
injuries but escaped disappearing deep into the jungle, the
police said.

Three rifles, some landmines, grenades, ammunition and
a kit bag were recovered from the encounter site during the
combing operation later, police said adding additional
security force has been rushed to the area.

PTI

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