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6 Maoists killed in gunbattle on Telangana-Chhattisgarh border

Six bodies have been recovered and the identification process is on.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:March 1, 2016, 10:58 AM IST
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6 Maoists killed in gunbattle on Telangana-Chhattisgarh border
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Hyderabad: At least six Maoists were killed in a gunbattle with police near the border of Khammam district in Telangana and neighbouring Chhattisgarh state in the early hours on Tuesday, police said.

The exchange of fire took place between a team of Greyhounds – Telangana's anti-Naxal force – and the rebels in a forest area bordering Chhattisgarh, said a senior Intelligence official from Telangana Police.

"At least six Maoists were killed in the encounter with police on Khammam-Chattisgarh border in wee hours today (on Tuesday)," he said.

Six bodies have been recovered and the identification process is on, he said.

Eight weapons have been recovered from the site, he said. Combing operation is on in the forest area, he added.

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