Malkangiri: A Maoist was killed in encounter during a joint combing operation by Odisha SOG jawans and Andhra Greyhound forces, which has been continuing in Chitrakonda cut-off areas of Malkangiri for last two days.
Huge cache of explosive and maoist articles were seized from the spot, ADG RP Koche informed.
Combing operation was intensified in the area following inputs of Maoist leaders from Andhra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha being meeting. The forces of Andhra and Odisha had jointly launched the operation. A gun battle was ensued between security forces and Maoists in which a rebel was killed.
Death of more extremists is apprehended, Koche added. Two SLR guns, five kit bags and other articles used by the naxals were seized.
The operation is currently underway.
Maoists were dispersed after an hour-long fierce exchange of fire yesterday.