Malkangiri (Orissa): Security forces
demolished several Maoist camps during an encounter with the
rebels and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition in
Orissa`s Malkangiri district, police said Saturday.
On the basis of intelligence inputs, camps set up by
the ultras in Paplur and Teakwada forests were raided by the
elite Greyhound force of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa`s Special
Operation Group (SOG) last last night, Malkangiri
Superintendent of Police Anirudh Singh said.
The fierce gunbattle that ensued continued for about
three hours before the Maoists fled the scene, Singh said
adding huge quantities of arms and ammunition were seized from
the encounter site and the camps destroyed.
Police believe Maoists have suffered casualties but a
clear picture is yet to emerge due to heavy rains and
disruption of transport and communication link to the area, he
said, adding they were waiting for the security personnel to
return from the forests.