Maoist Cadre Gunned Down In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district on Thursday.

The slain militant has been identified as Kishore.

According to reports, the gun battle took place in Jantri forest in the district.

While the body of one slain militant has been recovered, another Maoist, who sustained injuries in the battle, was being evacuated. However, there was no report of any casualty or injury on the Odisha Police’s side.

One AK-47 rifle, explosives, and some other articles were also seized from the spot.

Meanwhile, security forces have intensified the combing operation in the area.