Exchange of fire between Maoists and security forces in Odisha

Kandhamal, 10/7 (AO Bureau): In a major development, based on reliable input an operation was launched under Gochapada PS of Kandhamal district on 9th July. During search of the core area Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on the security forces this morning. Two commandos of SOG sustained bullet injuries. Both of them with the help of CRPF were rescued and brought to the road head from the operational area.
DGP while on a tour to Malkangiri and Koraput districts to review anti-LWE work, when he heard the news at Sunabeda canceled his program and rushed to Padelpada in Boudh. He himself airlifted the injured to Bhubaneswar. Doctor has accompanied.
One IAF Helicopter was also requisitioned but could not make it to Padelpada because of bad weather en route.
Both the commandoes are stable.Operation has been intensified in the area..

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