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5 Maoists killed in Odisha

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Five Maoists have been killed in an encounter with the security forces and ammunition recovered in Odisha's district, police said on Monday.

The gun battle took place inside a forest area near Papluru village in the Kalimela late on Sunday.

A combing operation by a joint team of Police and the (SOG) personnel led to the encounter in which the five Maoists, including a woman was killed, (Operation) R.P. Koche said.

Multiple weapons, including two INSAS rifles, a hand grenade and one SLR, were also recovered as the combing operation continued, he said.

"We have deployed additional and SOG personnel to keep a strict vigil and track down all the Maoists hiding in Papluru," he added.

"I think, this is by far the best operation of the Police against the left-wing extremists. While a huge cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered, a is still on to track down the Maoists," of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma said.



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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 11:44 IST