Monday, November 23, 2009

Police, tribal outfit exchange fire in Orissa district

PTIMonday, November 23, 2009 16:16 IST Email

Bhubaneshwar: Policemen making a search in naxal-affected area exchanged fire with a tribal outfit, Maoist-backed 'Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha, in Orissa's Koraput district today.

"Some persons opened fire on a police team which was conducting search operation in Narayanpatna area," Koraput district superintendent of police Deepak Kumar said over phone.

The police retaliated but none was injured in the firing, he said.

The incident came three days after two members of Sangha were killed when police opened fire to prevent them from looting arms from a police station in Narayanpatna on November 20.

A total of 20 Sangha activists have been arrested so far for the attack on the Narayanpatna police station, Kumar said

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