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Yet another encounter between security forces and Maoists took place resulting in the death of two Maoists in Odisha’s Boudh district on Thursday morning.  

Report quoting Director of Intelligence, Odisha, Soumendra Priyadarshi saying that the bodies of two Maoist cadres were recovered by the security forces. 

The encounter took place during a “special operation”. The exchange of fire started after a group of Maoists opened fire in the Parhel reserve forest area of the Boudh district. 

“We are trying to identify them with the help of surrendered rebels. One more Maoist is also injured during the encounter. Explosives and arms such as under barrel grenade launcher have been seized from the spot,” Priyadarshi is quoted as having said.  

As it is, the simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections will be held in Odisha on May 13, 20, 25 and June 1. Boudh will go to the polls on May 20. At least seven similar incidents have occurred in Boudh in the last four months.


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