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The Indian Herald

April 13, 2009

Naxals attack NALCO: 11 CISF personnel killed

In one of the most deadliest attacks in Orissa, the Naxalites struck at the bauxite mine of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) in the Koraput district on Sunday.

The CISF lost eleven commandos in the nine hour battle with the Maoists. As many as four Naxalites were killed in the encounter though the police suspected that more bodies could be recovered.

Over 200 armed Naxalites at stormed into the hill top mine, which is the biggest bauxite reserve in Asia, and had held 80 employees hostage. As many as 11 CISF jawans were killed while over a dozen were injured.

The mining work has stopped and the police are conducting search operations in the entire area. It is feared that landmines may have been laid by the left-wing extremists.

TIH Bureau

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