Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Twelve Maoists killed in Khammam

Hyderabad (PTI): Twelve Maoists were killed in an encounter with police in the thick forest area of Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
The exchange of fire took place when the special police party of Greyhounds, an anti-naxal elite force, was on a combing operation between Cherla and Pamedu police station limits in the forest, according to preliminary reports reaching the police headquarters here.
The slain naxals are yet to be identified and it is suspected that two of them were top Maoists leaders, police sources said.
So far 10 bodies have been recovered and two AK-47 and four SLR have been found from the spot, they added.

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