A Maoist camp was destroyed and several weapons and explosive devices were seized during a joint combing operation by security forces in a jungle in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, the elite anti-naxal Special Operations Group (SOG) force of Odisha and police launched combing operation and spotted the camp in Tekguda forest under Kalimela area, about 50 km from here, Inspector-in-Charge of Kalimela police station, Anirudh Routray said.

Though the red rebels fled from the scene on getting information about combing operation, police seized three electronic detonators, more than 200 metres of wire used for landmine, two country-made rifles and many live cartridges from the spot, he said.

A camera flash and some Maoists posters and leaflets were also seized.

During last week huge quantities of explosives and other articles were seized by police during raids in several areas of Maoist-infested Malkangiri district, Mr. Routray said.