BHUBANESWAR: Ten police personnel, including two women, and a civilian were killed when armed Naxals attacked a police training school, armoury and a police station in Nayagarh district of Orissa late on Friday.
They also took away a cache of arms and ammunition in a bus they had hijacked in the district, about 100 km from here.
A group of some 50 Naxals, including women cadres, with bombs and firearms raided Police Training School, district police station and armoury around 10:45 pm, police said.
Nayagarh Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar told reporters that 10 police personnel, including two women, and a civilian were killed and four policemen injured in the attack and the gunbattle that continued till around 12:15 am (Saturday).
He said the victims included two from PTS, and six from the police station and armoury, besides a civilian caught in the crossfire near Daspalla.
One of the policemen killed in the attacks has been identified as ASI Nandpani Misra, the SP said.
Before launching the attack, the Naxals announced that they would not harm the public as their target was the police.