Two jawans injured in exchange of firing with Maoists in Boudh-Kandhamal border in Odisha

Bhubaneswar : Two security personnel were injured and airlifted to Bhubaneswar during a fierce exchange of fire between police and the Maoists inside the Uma forest bordering Boudh- Kandhamal districts in Odisha on Saturday.
IG (Operation) Amitav Thakur said the exchange of firing is still continuing inside the Uma forest under Kantamal block.

The security forces engaged in a combing operation came across the Maoists hiding in Uma forest bordering Boudh and Kandhamal district late last night. The Red rebels seeing the security forces opened fire at them and the security forces retaliated.

At least two jawans were seriously injured in the exchange of firing and the police claimed that some Maoists were also injured.

Odisha DGP, who was in Koraput, rushed to the site on hearing the news and helped airlifting of two jawans in a helicopter to Bhubaneswar for treatment.
Details are awaited.

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