Visakhapatnam: Two Maoists including a woman cadre were killed in an encounter with security forces at Gajalmamudi in Swabhiman Anchal on the Andhra Odisha border.

This is the second anti-Naxal operation in the area for the last two days.

Police said the incident took place when an operation by the SOG jawans were underway in the area. The extremists opened fire at the security forces. Jawans immediately retaliated in which two Maoists were neutralized.

Security forces seized an INSAS rifle, one SLR rifle, ammunition, 3 kit bags, and other incriminating articles from the spot. Search and combing operation have been intensified in the area after the incident.

A few days ago, a woman Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces under Gochhapada police limits in Kandhamal area in Odisha.

On a tip off about the movement of the ultras in the region, two units of Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) launched an operation. On Friday afternoon, an exchange of fire took place between the forces and Maoist cadres of the Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division.

Police claimed that rebels opened fire, which was retaliated by the SOG and the DVF personnel. The ultras later fled. During the search, the security forces recovered the bullet-ridden body of a woman in Maoist uniform. Two guns, four rounds of live ammunition, and Maoist articles were seized from the spot.

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