In Kalahandi-Kandhamal, four Maoists were killed in an encounter with the police on Wednesday.

Kalahandi Police launched the operation on the border from Kalahandi to Kandhamal on Tuesday (8 September), based on reliable intelligence reports.

Two composite SOG and DVF teams were involved in this operation. Today (9 September) at approximately 11 am, a fire exchange took place.

One team of SOG and DVF resorted to reprisal fire when subjected to heavy firing by Maoisists. The fire exchange was half an hour long.

Four Maoists were killed and one SOG Jawan injured during this fire exchange. Further SOG, DVF and CRPF teams have been dispatched to the search and combing area.

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