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1 Maoist killed, rifles seized during combing in Malkangiri

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Malkangiri: In a success to security forces against ultras in the district, at least one cadre Maoist was killed and huge cache of items were seized from a Maoist camp which was raided in Ramaguda village in Malkangiri district on Thursday.

As per the information given by ADG (Operations) RP Koche on the operation today, a joint group of Greyhounds, Border Security Force (BSF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) raided a Maoist camp located near Balimela Reservoir during combing yesterday. A bloody gun battle erupted between the combing party and Maoists at a later stage which left one uniformed cadre of CPI (Maoist) group dead.

However, a number of Maoists managed to sneak into the dense forest after blasting landmines during the firing.

Security personnel also seized one SLR rifle and a 303 gun from the spot along with some daily use goods.

While police have not disclosed the identity of the dead Maoist, the combing operation is underway in the area.

In a moral boost to security forces in the recent past they have gunned around seven Maoists in separate encounters in Kandhamal and Balangir districts.

 

 

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