Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and reviewed with him the security situation in the state in the wake of the killing of seven naxals in separate encounters, an official said.
During the telephonic conversation, the home minister took stock of the situation in the wake of multiple encounters between security forces and naxals in two districts of the state.
A Maoist was gunned down today in a fresh encounter with security forces in the Sudukumpa reserve forest in Kandhamal district, taking the number of naxals killed in separate operations in the state since yesterday to seven.
Four Maoists, including two women, were killed in Kandhamal's Golanki village last evening and two naxals were shot dead at Dudkamal village of Balangir district early yesterday, police said.
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