One Maoist Killed In Exchange Of Fire With Police In Gandhamardan Forest 

Bolangir: At least one Maoist has been killed in an exchange of fire between the rebels and the police in a forested area near Junanibahal village under Khaprakhol police limits in Bolangir district.

Police suspect the deceased Red rebel to be a cadre Maoist of the BBM Division of the CPI(Maoist).

According to reports, intelligence inputs had indicated movement of Maoists near Jal Mahadev inside the Gandhamardan reserve forest adjoining Junanibahal village under Telenpali panchayat under Khaprakhol police limits for the last couple of days.

During a combing operation by the DVF in the area an exchange of fire between the Maoists and DVF was reported at around 8.00 PM today.

While one Maoist has been killed, another has been injured. However, there has been no confirmation of the casualties by the police.