Exchange of fire between security forces and maoists in Odisha, 2 jawans injured

Bhubaneswar: An exchange of fire took place between security forces and Maoists on Saturday during a combing operation in the Uma forest at Boudh- Kandhamal border in Odisha. Two jawans have been critically injured in the gun battle.

The gun battle between security forces and maoists continued for nearly eight hours and is still continuing, informed IG of police Amitav Thakur.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of Red Rebels in the Uma jungle and were planning against the security forces, the Special Operation Group (SOG)  Team and District Voluntary Force (DVF) team launched an operation. During the operation there was indiscriminate fire from the side of Maoists. Following which two SOG jawans sustained bullet injuries.

The injured jawans are being air-lifted by DG Abhay to Bhubaneswar for medical treatment who was on Koraput-Malkangiri tour today to review anti-LWE work, when he heard the news at Sunabeda canceled his program and rushed to Padelpada in Boudh.

The condition of the jawans is stated to be stable.

Update: The injured jawans reached Bhubaneswar and have been admitted at AIIMS  for treatment.

The operation is still continuing.


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