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Vikash Sharma

Malkangiri: An illegal arms factory, suspected to be operated by the naxals, has been busted in Kalimela area of Malkangiri district. As per reports, a joint team comprising jawans of district voluntary force (DVF) and BSF were conducting an operation at Kalimela area two days back. The team stumbled upon one naxal dump and recovered few detonators, few rounds of empty cases, live ammunition, and other machines.

“During a joint operation by a team of Malkangiri DVF & 76th Bn, BSF, one Maoist dump from Kalimela area has been unearthed. Huge cache of ammunition & machinery for illegal manufacturing/repairs of weapons suspected to be used for subversive activities by the naxals recovered,” said Malkangiri SP, Rishikesh Khilari.

As per official sources, 93 detonators, 48 nos of 12 bore empty cartridge cases, gas cylinders, lathe machine, carbide gas welding machine, iron scrap materials and other Maoist literature have been recovered.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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