Bhubaneswar: The police and Maoists exchanged fire after a landmine explosion at Lakhpadar near Niyamgiri Hill in Rayagada district on Tuesday.
According to reports, two rebels were gunned down in the gun battle held between the police and Naxalites. No police causalities was reported in the gun battle.
In further development by the police Maoist camp was busted and five live bullets along with a landmine was recovered from the camp site.
Previously, Maoists at Dalianuji village under Muniguda Police Station had created terror by torching a JCB machine and a tractor engaged in road construction work.
The police have launched a combing operation in the area to nab the Red rebels.