Malkangiri: A Maoist cadre was gunned down during an encounter with security forces in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district, informed sources on Thursday.
Reportedly, the exchange of fire ensued after the Maoists targeted the security forces during a combing operation in the Jantri forest under Swabhiman Anchal.
The identity of the deceased Maoist is yet to be ascertained. Taking to Twitter, Odisha DGP Abhay shared the details of the incident.
There was an exchange of fire between Security forces and Maoists today in Swabhiman Anchal .Dead body of One Maoist with AK 47 has been recovered and one injured Maoist is being evacuated. Security force personnel are safe. Well done security forces ..
— DGP, Odisha (@DGPOdisha) November 26, 2020