Bhubaneswar: Five Maoists have been killed in an encounter with the security forces and ammunition recovered in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, police said on Monday.
The gun battle took place inside a forest area near Papluru village in the Kalimela late on Sunday. A combing operation by a joint team of Odisha Police and the Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel led to the encounter in which the five Maoists, including a woman was killed, Additional Director General (Operation) R.P. Koche said. Multiple weapons, including two INSAS rifles, a hand grenade and one SLR, were also recovered as the combing operation continued, he said. (IANS)