Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Two Naxals killed in police encounter

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Hyderabad, Aug 23: Two Naxalites, including Nalgonda district committee secretary of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) Diwakar, were killed in an encounter with police in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh last night.

The exchange of fire took place near Kalwakurthy, about 130 km from here, when a special police party cornered a group of extremists, police sources said here.

In a fierce encounter that followed, Diwakar alias Ravi and one of his accomplices died while five others escaped, police said.

This is the first major encounter after the state government re-imposed ban on Maoist groups on August 17 in the wake of spurt in Naxalite violence. (Agencies)

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