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5 villagers killed in crossfire during anti-Maoist operation in Indian state Odisha

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO

Published Jul 9, 2016
A five-month-old child was among the deceased, reprots said.
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Bhubaneswar: At least five villagers(believed to be Christians) were killed on Friday night when security personnel deployed in anti-Maoist operations at Malapanga in Kandhamal district in Odisha ‘mistakenly’ opened fire on them.Preliminary reports said that the auto, carrying the villagers returning from local Baliguda market to their home, came under crossfire between the security personnel and Maoists in Gumurumaha forest under Tumudibandha police limits.

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