Rayagada (Orissa), Aug 13 (ANI): Three women cadres of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) were killed in a firefight in Orissa, police said on Thursday.
The three were killed during a combing operation jointly launched by crack police teams from Orissa and Andhra Pradesh in the Ramnaguda-Mukundpur forest area in Rayagada district of Orissa on Wednesday.
"During the operation on August 12 in the morning when our party was moving in that area an encounter took place. In that encounter total three cadres of CPI (Maoist) have been killed," said Ashish Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police, Rayagada district.
"Lot of ammunition, articles and literature were recovered in that encounter and dead bodies were also recovered," he added.
The police have recovered three 9 mm rifles, around 400 rounds of bullets and five kitbags containing subversive literature. (ANI)