Maoist-security personnel exchange fire in Balangir

KalingaTV News Network

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Balangir: A fierce exchange of fire between Maoists and security forces is being reported from Balangir district on Saturday morning.

Informing about the firing, Balangir SP K.Siva Subramani said that heavy gun-battle between security personnel and Maoist is underway at Chandili Reserve forest in the district.

“There was information about Maoists entry into Balangir district from Paikmal area of Bargarh district following which combing operation was launched in the area”, Subramani said.

“Sensing the presence of security personnel, the members of the out-lawed group started firing at the former to which security forces retaliated. Meanwhile, a fierce exchange of fire from both the sides is underway. The Chandili Reserve forest has been sealed”, Subramani added.

He further said that the red rebels are expected to have entered Bargarh district. However, search operation is on in the area.

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