Four Maoists killed in Orissa gun battle

November 4th, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Nov 4 (IANS) Four Maoists were killed in a gun battle with the police in a forested area of Orissa’s Malkangiri district Thursday, police said.

District Superintendent of Police Anirudha Kumar Singh said that after a tip-off that Maoists were hiding near Karlakuta village, police raided the place.

“Some police personals sustained minor injuries in the gun battle that lasted for about 10-15 minutes,” Singh told IANS.

Some weapons and Maoist banners were seized from the spot, he added.

The district of Malkangiri, considered a Maoist stronghold, is 618 km from here.

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