Security forces intensify combing operation in Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar/Kalimela: Combing operation by security personnel has been intensified in Malkangiri district following Saturday’s exchange of fire between security forces and Maoists in the district.
Heavy exchange of fire took place between the security personnel including SOG, BSF jawans and local police and Maoists on the last day of ‘PLGA Week’ near Kanaguda under Kalimela police limit.
Both the sides exchanged nearly 500 rounds of ammunition after the ultras exploded claymore mines targeting the jawans near Kanaguda. Meanwhile, being unable to face the security forces the ultras fled the spot.
Jawans later seized huge amount of explosives including wires and landmines from the area.
The same troupe of security personnel also faced another ambush attempt in Gomphakonda area.