Malkangiri, Nov 5: At least five Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Kalimeda in Malkangiri district of Odisha Monday morning.
The bodies of the Naxals have also been recovered. However, their identities are yet to be ascertained.
The gunfight comes just over a week after three Chhattisgarh police personnel and a Doordarshan cameraman lost their lives in a Naxal attack in Dantewada district of poll-bound Chhattisgarh.
The Doordarshan crew and the were attacked in Aranpur village of Dantewada.