Vikash Sharma

After a major operation against the Maoists in Kalahandi, jawans foiled another attempt of the ultras by diffusing IED at Sudhakanda forest in Malkangiri district.

A major tragedy was averted as the security personnel detected the explosives planted by the red rebels. The IED was planted by the ultras to target the jawans and other forces in the area, sources said.

The explosives were planted near a culvert and the jawans of 142 battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) jawans successfully diffused the three kilograms of IED after getting information.

It is pertinent to mention here that recently the Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) had conducted a successful operation in Kalahandi by killing three Maoists after an encounter recently.

The officers of SIW have shown exemplary courage and gunned down three Maoists in Taparanga Reserve Forest under M Rampur police limits based on a specific intelligence input regarding the presence of armed Maoist cadres.

Also Read: Kalahandi Maoist encounter: How it happened and Intelligence Wing’s action

A DSP rank officer had also sustained bullet injuries during the exchange of fire with the Maoists. He then underwent successful surgery at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

The operation came soon after an alert was sounded in Odisha following the deadly Naxal attack in neighbouring Chhattisgarh district.

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