Bhubaneswar, August 28 (LocalWire): An auxiliary police force jawan, Jaysingh Kabashi, was killed while another jawan was injured in a fierce gun battle that ensued between the security forces and armed Maoists in Banda hillock area in Khairiput block of Malkangiri district today.
The gunbattle was still continuing in the tranquil environs of the picturesque of forested area, at the time of writing this report.
According to sources, the Border Security Forces (BSF) choppers have been pressed into the troubled spot and the forces have recovered arms, ammunition, grenades, Maoist literature and kit bags from the area during the combing operation that was launched during the wee hours today.
“A Maoist has also been shot dead during the operation,” a senior police official said confirming the causalities.
The official also confirmed that heavy exchange of fire from both the sides were still on at the time of filing this report.
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