Militia commander killed in Sukma forest


Malkangiri: In another achievement by the security forces, one Militia commander was killed during a gun battle that took place between the rebels and the security personnel at Chandameta jungle in Tulasi hill in Sukma district on Friday.

The deceased Maoist was identified as Kabasi Deba.

According to sources, the fire exchange began during a combing operation launched in the area by Malkangiri’s District Reserve Guards (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF).

The security personnel also busted a Maoist camp during the gunfight, said Sukma Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Meena. A search operation in the area in order to nab other rebels is underway, he added.

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