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Woman Maoist killed in encounter with Odisha Police

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhawanipatna, Feb 11:

Odisha Police today killed a cadre woman Maoist during an encounter in Kanamanjur reserve forest of Kalahandi district.

Pic Courtesy: indiatoday.intoday.in
Pic Courtesy: indiatoday.intoday.in

As per a source in the police, the incident occurred during an exchange of fire between the police and the red rebels late this afternoon.

Earlier in the day, acting on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of a group of armed Maoists inside the jungle, a joint raiding party of police consisting of District Voluntary Force (DVF) and the Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel had started a combing operation in the area.

While the Maoists opened fire at the security personnel during the combing operation, the police team retaliated. After an hour-long gun battle, the Maoists fled the scene.

The body of the woman Maoist was recovered during the search operation that followed. Besides, a rifle, huge cache of arms and ammunition and other Maoist articles have been seized from the area.

Combing operation has been intensified in the forest to catch the ultras on the run.