Maoist killed in encounter
Keonjhar (Odisha): A Maoist ultra was killed
in an encounter with security forces in a forest in Odisha's
Keonjhar district on Tuesday, police said.
The encounter took place when a group of red rebels,
who had taken shelter in Mandadangar forest in Kanjipani area,
fired at CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel
patrolling in the area, they said.
The security men retaliated and a Maoist cadre was killed
in the ensuing shootout, while other members of the group fled
Efforts are being made to ascertain the identity of
the slain Maoist, officials said, adding a search operation
has been launched in the area to trace other members of the