BSF Team Foils Maoist Attack Bid In Odisha’s Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A Maoist attempt to target security personnel have been foiled in Malkangiri district, police said on Sunday.

According to Malkangiri SP Rishikesh Khilari, a BSF team led by Assistant Commandant Vijay Paul was on a routine combing operation in a forest in the cutoff area of the district on Saturday evening.

During the operation between Pipalpadar and Nakamamudi villages, the BSF personnel found a landmine planted under a tree.

Following an alert by the BSF team, a bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot, removed the landmine and defused it.

Police suspect Maoists had planted the landmine to target security personnel patrolling the area.

The SP said the combing operation has been intensified as Maoists may be hiding in the area.

Earlier on October 19, BSF personnel had recovered seven live landmines and a tiffin bomb from under a bridge in Jodamba panchayat in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district.

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