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Police, Maoists exchange fire in Malkangiri

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Mar 28:

There has been a heavy exchange of fire between the security personnel and the Maoists near MPV-126 village under Kalimela police station limits in Odisha’s Malkangiri district this morning.

According to Malkangiri SP Akhileswar Singh, the BSF and the local police were on routine combing operation in the forest area of Kalimela this morning when they came across a group of armed Maoists who suddenly opened fire at them.

The security personnel retaliated immediately, the SP said, adding that the crossfire was still on in the area.

More details are awaited.