5 killed in Odisha security forces-Maoists’ crossfire

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, July 9: At least five people, including one child, were killed after getting caught in a crossfire between security personnel and Maoists in Kandhamal district of Odisha, a police officer said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday night at Kurtumgarh village under Tumudibandh police station limits.

“Five villagers including two women, one minor and two men were killed during the gun battle with the Maoists,” said Kandhamal district Superintendent of Police Pinak Mishra.