Wednesday, July 01, 2009

ANDHRA PRADESH: Two naxals killed in encounter

Published: July 1,2009


Two naxalites were today killed in an exchange of fire with police even as five others managed to escape in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh, a senior officer said.

The encounter took place in Bhupathipuram forest area of Eturunagaram Mandal after naxals fired on the police party which was combing the area for past two days on specific information that a group of ultras was hiding there," Warangal District Superintendent of Police V C Sajjanar told media.

"We had to retaliate after the naxals fired on the police team. However, no police personnel were injured in the encounter,"the SP said. Some SLR rifles were recovered from the encounter spot, he said adding one of the deceased has been identified as Ashok, state secretary of Praja Prathighatna group.

Source: PTI

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