Rayagada: Security personnel had a close shave on Sunday when Maoists triggered an IED blast near Niyamgiri hills in Rayagada district, informed Rayagada SP Saravana Vivek M.
Acting on reliable inputs about the presence of Maoists in the forest, a search operation was launched by the security personnel on Sunday. During the operation, the Ultras triggered an IED blast.
While no casualty was reported from the incident, over 10 Maoists managed to escape from the spot.
Later, a huge cache of articles were recovered from the spot, said Rayagada SP adding that a search operation has been intensified in the area.