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Security alert in Odisha after 15 Maoists killed in C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Malkangiri 

A high alert has been sounded at Odisha's district to prevent possible influx of Maoists from neighbouring Chhattisgarh, where security forces gunned down 15 naxals yesterday, a said.

The situation in is currently under control, but police "cannot afford to be complacent", he said.

"After an exchange of fire, Maoists usually flee from the site of encounter in search of safe locations. As shares boundary with Chhattisgarh, the rebels may try to sneak into our territory," of Police Jagmohan Meena said.

The areas sharing boundary with Chhattisgarh's district - the site of the encounter - have been sealed and additional forces deployed at the entry points, the SP said.

"The vehicles entering into the district are being frisked at the border areas and the waterways have been put under strict vigil. Police patrolling has also been intensified in the vulnerable areas," he stated.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 14:30 IST