"Five Maoists were killed during a combing operation at Sudukumpa forest in Kandhamal's Golanki village.
Acting on a tip-off, a combing operation was launched by the police and Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel in Sudukumpa forest, said Koche.
The police have recovered nine rifles, including AK-47 and INSAS and other ammunition from the area. The combing operation was on in the forest area, he added.
"This is a great team effort. The district Superintendents of Police have led from the front with exemplary courage and confidence," said Sharma.
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