Two Maoists killed in Orissa

June 22nd, 2009 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Two Maoist guerrillas were killed in a gun battle with the police in Orissa’s Malkangiri district, authorities said Monday.
The rebels were spotted carrying a hand grenade in a bag during a security check Sunday evening on the outskirts of Malkangiri, 620 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Sanjeeb Kumar Panda told IANS the two guerrillas escaped into a nearby forest where they were shot dead.

He said two 9 mm pistols were also seized.

Police suspect the rebels planned to attack policemen in the wake of a two day bandh call they have given in five states, including Orissa from Monday.

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