Bhubaneswar: Police say two Maoists have been killed in gunfight with security forces in Malkangiri district Sunday.
The incident took place in Gajalmamudi area of Swabhiman Anchal during an exchange of fire between the Maoists and the Special Operations Group (SOG), said DGP Abhay.
The SOG team retaliated after the Maoists opened fire on them, said the DGP. A huge cache of explosives and Maoist articles have been seized from the spot.
Further search and combing operations have been intensified in the area, said the DGP.
"Odisha police is determined to drive away the Maoists from Swabhiman Anchal. I urge again them to surrender before the Odisha police," said Abhay.
IANS report with edits