Woman Maoist killed in gun battle with police
Personnel of Orissa`s elite anti-naxal Special Operation Group (SOG) were conducting combing operation in Bajipali forests under Khaparakhol police station when they were fired upon by the ultras.
As the SOG personnel retaliated, a fierce exchange of fire ensued between them and the ultras.
However, after a few hours the Maoists retreated into the forests and police found the body of a woman cadre lying on the spot.
Superintendent of Police, Bolangir, Avinash Kumar said, "Police have got the body of a woman Maoist and further details are still awaited."
Combing operation has been intensified in the area, he said.