Sharmili Mallick

Malkangiri: An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and CPI (Maoist) at Jumdang area in Malkangiri district on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border on Tuesday morning.

Acting on a tip-off about the camps of the Naxals in Jumdang, the police launched a search operation in the area last night.

Police sources said the members of the banned outfit spotted the security forces advancing towards them today morning and opened fire at them. The security personnel retaliated.

Till the last reports came in, the exchange of fire between the police and extremists is underway. No casualties have been reported yet.

Further details awaited.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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