Raipur: Eight Maoists, including five women, were killed in a gun-battle this morning on the border between Chhattisgarh and Telangana. A local Maoist commander is among those killed, say the police.
- 8 Maoists killed in gunbattle on Telangana-Chhattisgarh border
- 5 women among Maoists killed in Telangana-Chhattisgarh joint operation
- Weapons including AK-47 rifles, explosives recovered: Police sources
Officials said the Telangana and Chhattisgarh police launched a joint operation after learning that notorious Maoist leader Hari Kishan was hiding in the forests in the Khammam region.
Sources say the Greyhounds, an elite anti-Maoist force set up by Andhra Pradesh, led the operation. Chhattisgarh has sent choppers to the site.
Weapons including AK-47 rifles and explosives have been found along with the bodies of the Maoists, say police sources.