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Apr 12, 2009 at 11:47pm IST

Maoists attack CISF camp in Orissa

Bhubaneswar: Maoist rebels mounted an attack on a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) camp near a Nalco-run mine in Orissa's Koraput district on Sunday night, police said.

"The rebels surrounded the CISF camp at Panchpatmali Hill at about 9.15 pm. An exchange of fire between CISF personnel and the rebels is on," District Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar told IANS over telephone.

"We are not able to communicate with the camp. We are moving additional police forces to the region," he said, adding that he was not in a position to disclose more details.

GUNBATTLE: The CISF camp is near a Nalco-run mine in Orissa's Koraput district.

The Panchpatmali mine, located at Damanjodi, approximately 350 km from Bhubaneswar, is an open-pit bauxite mine run by state-owned National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco).

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