Malkangiri: At least five Maoists were gunned down by police in Papulur in Kalimela area of Malkangiri district today, informed Malkangiri SP Jagamohan Meena.
A huge cache of arms and ammunitions were seized from their possession.
Combing operation in the area is still on.
Sources said, acting on a specific tipoff about a hideout of ultras in forests in Papulur in Kalimela, security forces raided the place and gunned down five Maoists. However, some cadre Maoists managed to flee.