At least one Special Operations Group (SOG) trooper was killed and six others injured in an ambush attack by the Maoists in Odisha's Kan...
At least one Special Operations Group (SOG) trooper was killed and six others injured in an ambush attack by the Maoists in Odisha's Kandhamal district, said the state police on Monday.
The incident occurred near Pokharibandha in Baliguda block late on Sunday night when the security personnel were returning after completing a combing operation in Khamanakhol forest.
Kandhamal Superintendent of Police Pinak Mishra said the critically injured have been shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.
The slain trooper has been identified as Laxmikant Jani of Kalahandi district.
Mishra said the combing operations were intensified in the forest area to locate the Maoists.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police K.B. Singh along with other officials has reached the district to take stock of the situation.