Bodies of three more policemen killed Maoist attack found

July 10th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Visakhapatnam/Bhubaneswar July 10 (IANS) The rescue teams Thursday recovered bodies of three more personnel of anti-Maoist police force Greyhounds killed in an ambush by Maoist guerrillas in a reservoir in Orissa near Andhra Pradesh border June 29, the police said. With this, the bodies of 36 policemen have been found from Balimela reservoir where a boat carrying personnel of Greyhounds sank in the Maoist attack last month.

Efforts were on to trace the bodies of remaining two missing personnel, the police said.

The boat was carrying 66 Greyhounds personnel, who were returning to Andhra Pradesh after taking part in a joint anti-Maoist operation with Orissa police. The police said 28 people swam ashore.

The Maoists ambushed the boat from surrounding hillocks as it was crossing Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri district of Orissa near Andhra border, about 220 km from Visakhapatnam.

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