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Maoists kill polling party official, torch vehicles in Odisha

Challenging the state security a day before the second phase of elections, Maoists killed an official of polling party in Kandhamal district of Odisha. The incident happened when the polling party was going to barahala booth. Maoists had planted a landmine which went off in front of the vehicle of polling party. The driver immediately stopped the vehicle and tried to make a U-turn. The ultras, who hid inside the forest, started firing at the polling party. Maoists also torched their vehicles. Two separate maoist attacks took place in Phiringia block.

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