5 maoists killed in an encounter in Koraput of Odisha

Koraput: Five maoists, including 3 women maoists, killed in an encounter in Padua Forest area of Koraput district. This was informed by the Koraput SP Kanwar Vishal Singh.

Acting on reliable inputs about the presence of ultras, the Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) jointly launched a search and cordon operation in Kituakanti forest under Padua police limit.

During the combing operation, the rebels opened fire at the security forces. In retaliation, the force gunned down five Ultras.