Malkangiri, Nov 4 (ANI): At least three Maoists were killed in a fierce encounter with police in Orissa's Malkangiri District today.
The three-hour long gunbattle took place after a joint team of the anti-Naxal Special Operation Group and police raided a Maoist camp in Nuaguda forest.
Three Maoists died on the spot while some police personnel had received minor injuries.
Many grenades, four rifles, kit bags and ammunition were recovered from the site.Meanwhile, suspected Maoists shot dead a businessman in West Bengal's West Midnapore district.
According to sources, six armed youths riding on three motorcycles attacked Bimal Das, a resident of Lalitasole village, when he was sitting in a tea stall.
Das was shot in the head and chest and he died on the spot. (ANI)