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Rourkela: Two militants of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were killed in a gun-battle with security forces and arms and ammunition were recovered in Sundargarh district, police said today.

Acting on an intelligence input, a team of District Volunteer Force (DVF) personnel yesterday launched an operation in the dense forest of Jarda where they came face to face with the PLFI militants who were camping there, following which a gun-battle ensued, a police official said.

Two PLFI members, identified as Shankar Munda (35) and Bhima Munda (32), were killed, while the others managed to flee, said IG of police, Western Range, R K Sharma.

Police destroyed the camp and recovered a number of items including two carbines fitted with magazines, two bags containing Rs 54,000 in cash and three mobile phones, he said.

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