The District Voluntary Force (DVF) exchanged fire with the Maoists in Kuruba forest under Kalimela police limits in Malkangiri district early on Monday morning.
According to reports, the red rebels started firing at the DVF jawans while the latter were conducting anti-Maoists operation in the area following the massing slain of CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma. Later, the security personnel retaliated at the members of the out-lawed group in retaliation.
Though, there were no immediate reports of loss of life in the firing, some Maoists are suspected to be killed.
More details awaited.