Saturday, December 10, 2005

Two naxals killed in encounter in Andhra Pradesh

Ongole, Andhra Pradesh: Two Maoists, including a woman, were killed in an encounter with police this morning near Marrivemula village of Prakasham district, about 200 km from here.

According to police, special combing parties accosted the naxals and asked them to surrender. Instead, the naxals opened fire.

Police said when they returned the fire, two naxals were killed.

The police also found some weapons and literature.

The seized weapons include two SLRs, five kit bags, four rocket launchers and 20 detonators. Police suspect that the woman naxalite, who was killed in the encounter, could be Deputy Commander of a particular group. They said both the naxals belonged to Guntur district.

Police said most of the important leaders of the CPI(Maoist) had escaped from the spot.

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