Maoists, security forces battle in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, May 1 (IANS) Maoists and security forces exchanged gun fire in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Monday, police said.

The militants fired at the District Voluntary Force (DVF) in Kurub forest during anti-Maoists operations undertaken following the April 24 attack on the CRPF in Chhattisgarh.

The police suspect that some Maoists may have been injured or killed in the gun battle.

Meanwhile, the Maoists killed a suspected police spy by slitting his throat in Tamaguda village in Malkangiri district.

–IANS

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