One security personnel killed, seven injured in Maoist attack

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Rourkela, Jan 2 (UNI) At least one security personnel, of the Jharkhand State Armed Police, was killed and seven others, including a civilian, were injured in an exchange of fire between Maoist ultras and the police in Simdega district last night.

Police said here today that Sunil Sahaya was killed in the exchange of fire at the Bansghar police outpost limit on the Orissa-Jharkahand border under Simdega district.

The injured were rushed to the Ispat General Hospital at Rourkela, police added.

The extremists attacked the outpost shortly after midnight last night. The police retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for about four hours.

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