Thursday, 16 Jul, 7.15 pm THE PRAMEYA

Security personnel exchange fire with Maoists in Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri, July 16: An exchange of fire took place between Maoists and a combined team of District Volunteer Force (DVF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) on Thursday early morning in Andhra Pradesh side adjacent to Gurasethu in Swabhiman Anchal.

The police team have seized a .303 weapon, explosive items and camp materials as the Maoists ran away after opening firing. The operation was led by SP Malkangiri himself and Addl SP (Ops) was also part of it.

Police said that combing operation in the area has been intensified. Earlier in first week of July as many as five Maoists carrying a reward of Rs 34 lakh were killed in two separate encounters in Kandhamal district.

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