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Woman Maoist killed in encounter with security forces

Press Trust of India  |  Phulbani 

A woman was killed in an encounter with security forces in a forest in Odisha's district on Wednesday, police said.

The gun battle took place after Special Operations Group (SOG) and (DVF) personnel launched a joint operation in following a tip-off, Kandhamal, of Police, told reporters here.

As the security personnel approached the rebel hideout, the ultras opened fire which was retaliated. A woman cadre was killed in the exchange of fire that ensued while some others fled, the SP said.

Three grenades, a landmine and other materials were seized from the site. The body of the slain naxal is yet to be identified and it was sent to the Balliguda Sub-Divisional hospital for autopsy, police said.

Combing operation and patrolling in the forest area was stepped up to track the fleeing ultras, police added.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:06 IST