Woman Maoist killed in encounter

Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Malkangiri, Oct 7

A woman Maoist was killed in exchange of fire between security personnel and the red rebels today in Chandameta forested area near Darbha on the other side of Odisha’s borders with neighbouring Chhattisgarh.


The encounter occurred when Chhattisgarh police and CRPF personnel launched joint operations following intelligence reports that Maoists had set up camps in the Chandameta forested area.

Two guns have been seized from the spot, the report added.

Search operations by the security personnel were continuing till the last report came in.

Notably, 15 days back, three Maoists were killed in operations by security personnel in Bhejaguda area of the district.

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