Hyderabad: Six tribals were injured on Monday
when Maoists opened fire on them in a forest area in
Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.
The incident occured around noon in R V Puram forest
area of G K Veedhi mandal on the Andhra-Orrisa border when a
group of ultras fired on a private vehicle suspecting that it
was carrying police personnel, a senior police officer said.
After opening fire, the Maoists immediately fled away
into the forest area. The tribals, who received bullet
injuries have been admitted to a government hospital in
Chintapalli mandal. They are now being shifted to KGM hospital
at Visakhapatnam, he said.
Additional security personnel have been rushed to the
spot for combing operations, the police officer added.