Koraput: One Maoist was killed in exchange of fire between security personnel and Maoists in Leler jungle near Palur of Narayanpatna area in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Acting on a tip off, the Police personnels raided the hideout. After spotting the cops, maoists opened fire following which police retaliated by firing back in which a naxal was killed.
The exchange of fire is believed to continue for 30 minutes. While a Maoist was killed, others fled into the jungle.
Police have seized bullets and other ammunitions. Combing operation is underway.