2 Maoists killed in gunfight in Boudh

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 25, 2024 IST

Kantamal, AP 25: At least two Maoists were gunned down in an exchange of fire with the special operation group (SOG) of Odisha Police in Kandhamal district on Thursday.

According to police sources, the exchange of fire took place in Parhel reserve forest under Kantamal police limits in Boudh after the SOG along with the district voluntary force spotted the Maoist camp during a combing operation.

Intelligence Director Saumendra Priyadarshi revealed that bullets and other modern weapons were recovered and confiscated. He cautioned that the death toll could escalate. Reports indicated that over 20 KKBN militants had established a temporary base and were plotting a large-scale attack.

However, the alleged Naxal attack was successfully foiled due to the timely intervention of the security forces.

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