Bhubaneswar: At least ten suspected Maoists were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in a forest near Jodaamba in cut-off Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district bordering Andhra Pradesh today morning.
The encounter took place when SOG personnel and Greyhounds were conducting combing operations in the area, based on a tip-off about a Maoist meeting, sources said.
Top Maoist leader RK was present in the camp, the sources said. However, security personnel are yet to trace the bodies.
Meanwhile, combing operation was intensified in the area while the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh border has been seized.