The Maoists today triggered a landmine blast near Jakkam village in the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha Border (AOB) region, police said. The ultras also engaged in an exchange of fire with a special party team of theVisakhapatnam District Police, said Visakhapatnam Superintendent of Police Rahul Dev Sharma. A group of 10 ultras triggered a landmine blast this morning when they noticed a special party team that was combing the area, he said. The Naxals fired upon the police personnel, who retaliatedand after a brief exchange of fire the Maoists fled into the forest, the officer said. However no causalities were reported, police said, adding combing operations have been intensified in the area.
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