Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Maoists loot bank in Orissa

Tue. July 28, 2009; Posted: 12:28 AM

Bhubaneswar, Jun 27, 2009 ( Armed Maoists looted about Rs six lakh from a State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Koraput district in eastern state of Orissa after assaulting its guard and staff, police said Saturday.
About a dozen Maoists, armed with sophisticated weapons, struck late Friday night and overpowered the lone security guard posted at the bank located in Machkund, about 530 km from here, they said.

The naxals also assaulted the guard and staff of the bank.

All the roads leading to the bank had been blocked by the ultras who had felled a large number of trees in a bid to prevent police and security personnel from moving to the spot easily, police said.

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