Malkangiri, Oct 27: An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and Maoists at Jumadamga forest within Chitrakonda police limits in the district on Tuesday morning.
On a tip-off that the Naxals were planning to carry out anti-state activities in the forest, Special Operation Group’s (SOG) teams and District Voluntary Force (DVF) launched a joint operation in the area.
The Naxals opened fire noticing the movement of security personnel. The security personnel resorted to controlled firing in self defence and the exchange of fire was continuing since filling of the report.
More details awaited…