Vikash Sharma

After a three-day long operation, a joint team of security forces on Sunday recovered a huge cache of explosives and other Maoist articles from Tulasi Forest Range in Malkangiri district.

The combing operation was launched by a joint team comprising BSF jawans, SOG and DVF Malkangiri after receipt of credible inputs regarding presence of the ultras on October 14, 2021. However, an exchange of fire broke out between the security forces and left wing extremists on October 15.

Taking advantage of the hilly terrain, the red rebels managed to escape. “After a thorough search, several explosives and other Maoist articles including detonators, battery, Maoist kit bags and uniforms have been seized from the spot,” the Malkangiri police said in a press release.

Earlier this week, three Maoists cadres were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the same region.

One SLR rifle with three magazines, One INSAS with a magazine, one separate AK magazine, 59 rounds of SLR ammunitions, 21 INSAS ammunitions, Maoist kit bag, walky-talkies, electronic equipment, detonators, IEDs, remote controllers for IEDs, some medicines and Maoist literature were seized from the spot.



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