Three Maoists, including a woman, involved in several attacks on security forces, were arrested and weapons seized from them in Orissa’s Gajapati district on Saturday, police said.

Following a tip-off, the ultras were picked up from a hideout in their village Jadingi, about 125 km from here, Gajapati district Superintendent of Police Sanjay Arora told reporters here.

Three rifles and some Maoist literature were recovered from the red rebels who had been active in Gajapati and Rayagada districts, he said.

The three were involved in a number of operations including an attack on a forest department building and landmine strike against the elite anti-naxal Special Operation Group (SOG), the SP said.

The arrested ultras were interrogated in a bid to obtain information about activities of the CPI (Maoist) in Orissa and neighbouring states, police said.

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