Five Naxals have been killed in an encounter with Odisha’s special operations group in Koraput district of Odisha. There were two men and five women amongst those killed.
The encounter took place in a forest under Padua police station limits in the morning when personnel of the Special Operations Group and District Voluntary Force were conducting a combing operation in the area.
The Naxals fired at the SOG and DVF men after noticing them and the security personnel retaliated the fire, killing them.
Koraput SP K V Singh said the security personnel recovered five guns from the spot
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