Kandhamal: At least four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire between the ultras & security forces at Sirla forest near Tumudibandh in Kandhamal district.
The gunbattle took place after the District Voluntary Force (DVF) and (SOG) personnel launched an operation in Sirla forest following a tip-off, sources said.
As the security personnel approached the rebel hideout, the ultras opened fire which was retaliated. Four Maoists were killed in the exchange of fire that ensued.
Following this, a huge cache of weapons seized and combing operation has been intensified.