8 Maoists, Including 5 Women, Killed In Chhattisgarh-Telangana Joint Op

8 Maoists, Including 5 Women, Killed In Chhattisgarh-Telangana Joint Op

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.

Highlights

  • 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
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.

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.
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