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12 Maoists killed in encounter

Written by: Staff
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Gaya, Mar 5 (UNI) At least 12 proscribed CPI(Maoist) activists were killed in an encounter with police, when they attacked Dumri police station here early today.

Deputy Inspector General(DIG) of Magadh Range, Arvind Pandey said a large number of extremists attacked the Dumri police station last night with bombs. The police relaliated.

Mr Pandey said the extremists had laid landmines on approching roads to the police station so that no reinforcements could reach from the district headquarters.

He said although it took sometime to send additional security forces on the spot, the police personnel present in the police station successfully countered the Naxals and killed 12 extremists.

Mr Pandey said Gaya police superintendent, Amit Jain was camping at the spot with police forces to monitor the situation.

Earlier, a large number of naxalites had attacked the Jehanabad jail and succeeded in freeing inmates on November 13 last year.

Around 280 prisoners fleat a during the incident.

UNI/XC/DH BA YA RK2030

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