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Maoist killed in Odisha’s Kandhamal in gunfight with security personnel

ByDebabrata Mohanty
Feb 04, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Kandhamal Police said the gunfight took place in the Kamberikia forest area of the district on Saturday

Bhubaneswar: A top Maoist cadre was shot dead by security personnel in the forests of Odisha’s Kandhamal district during an exchange of fire on Saturday, officials aware of the matter said.

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The deceased, whose identity is yet to be known, belonged to Chhattisgarh, said officials. He was a divisional committee member of the Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division.

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Kandhamal Police said the gunfight took place in the Kamberikia forest area of the district on Saturday.

“We had an intelligence input and conducted a search operation in the forest when we came under fire from a group of Maoists,” said an officer.

A security personnel was also injured in the gunfight and admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur town, said police.

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