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Chhattisgarh: Maoists attack Cong leader's house, 2 killed

July 08, 2010 09:47 IST

Maoists on Thursday attacked a police station and the house of a Congress leader in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, killing two of his relatives and leaving two others injured, including his son.

Armed Naxalites struck at the Kuakonda police station in the district in the wee hours of Thursday. The policemen retaliated by opening fire. According to the police, six Naxals were killed in the attack, but their bodies are yet to be recovered.

The Maoists also attacked the house of Congress leader Avdesh Gautam in nearby Nakulnar village. Five security personnel posted at Gautam's house retaliated, a police spokesman said. In the attack, two relatives of the Congress leader were killed and two others injured, including his son and a security personnel.

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