Thursday, November 19, 2009

Suspected naxalite killed in AP district

Updated on Thursday, November 19, 2009, 20:39 IST Tags:naxalite, killed, Andhra Pradesh

Kadapa (AP): A suspected naxalite was killed on Thursday in an exchange of fire with the police in Thoomulagunta village here, police said.

The encounter took place in the wee hours when a special police party was on a combing operation in Billaguntta mandal of the district and saw three suspected naxals moving in the area, District Superintendent of Police, D S Chouhan said.

When the extremists were asked to surrender, they opened fire, police said.

The patrol party retaliated killing a 30-year-old man while two others escaped the spot, they added.

Two pistols, three pin bombs and a kit bag were also recovered from the site, the SP said adding the slain naxalite is yet to be identified.

Bureau Report

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