Two Maoists killed in encounter

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (PTI) Two Maoists, including a woman, were killed in a fierce exchange of fire with security forces in Koraput district of Orissa this evening, police said. Acting on the basis of an intelligence input, jawans of district voluntary force (DVF) conducted a combing operation in the Naxal-infested Bandhugaon area where a group of red rebels were spotted. As the ultras and security men came face to face, a fierce encounter erupted in which two Maoists were killed and their bodies recovered, Deputy Iinspector General of Police (south-west), Souendra Priyadarshi told PTI over phone. One of the slain Maoists was identified as Chitru, an area commander of Jhanjawati division of CPI (Maoist) while the other one was a woman whose identity was yet to be ascertained, he said. Some arms and ammunition were also seized from the spot.

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