A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between the security forces and ultras in the jungles of Niyamgiri hills in Rayagada district of Odisha on Saturday.
According to sources, the exchange of fire occurred at around 4.30 a.m. at a remote spot inside the Niyamgiri jungle, near Dangamati village. The operation led by Rayagada Superintendent of Police (SP) K. Siva Subramani involved personnel of Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF).
The body of the dead has been seized. The other ultras were reportedly injured in the encounter.
The security personnel are also said to have seized two 9 mm revolvers, one rifle, and other explosive materials.