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Maoists blow up BSF vehicle in Odisha, four killed

Friday February 10, 2012 04:54:13 PM, IANS

Bhubaneswar: Maoists Friday blew up a vehicle of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said. Four security personnel, including a BSF commandant, were killed.

The rebels triggered the blast near Balimela using an improvised explosive device (IED), Inspector General of Police (Operations) Y.B. Khurania told IANS. "There were four casualties," he said.

They include a commandant, a deputy commandant, an inspector and a sepoy, he added. Further details were awaited, he said.

The district of Malkangiri, over 600 km from here, is considered a Maoist stronghold.






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