Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Two naxals shot dead:

Guntur: Two unidentified youths, presumed to be naxals, were gunned down by the police near Naragayapalem village of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh last night.

Police said the youths, aged between 20 to 30 years on a motor cycle, tried to get away after noticing a police team in the naxal infested Vinukonda-golla palli road.

While trying to escape the motor cycle skidded and the youths ran through the nearby fields. When challenged they fired at the police, who returned fire killing both of them.

Police claimed to have found two pistols and some documents near their bodies.

''Their identities are yet to be established,'' police added.

Superintendent of Police V C Sazzaanar told UNI that the documents found with the deceased clearly showed that they were active naxals.

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