Malkangiri: A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between the extremists and security forces in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Odisha’s Malkangiri district early this morning.
One Self-Loading Rifle (SLR), bullets and Maoist articles have been seized from the spot.
According to police sources, during a joint combing operation of SOG and DVF jawans in Luchapani forest under Badapada panchayat of Chitrakonda area, a Maoist camp was spotted.
While the security forces were heading towards the camp, the Maoists opened fire at the jawans. In retaliation, the security forces also fired during which a Maoist died on the spot.
Till last reports came in, the exchange of fire was going on.