Woman Maoist killed in fresh exchange of fire in Vizag dist

Last Updated: Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 00:05

Hyderabad: A woman Maoist was killed in a
fresh exchange of fire between the ultras and the police in a
forest in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh early
on Saturday, the police said.

The exchange of fire that lasted for about ten minutes
took place in a forest area near Cherrvuru village of
Chintapalli mandal where three Maoists, including two women
cadres, were killed and a police officer was injured
yesterday, they said.
The police who have intensified combing operation in the
area bordering Orissa in search of the fleeing Maoists
following yesterday`s encounter, spotted a group of ultras
in the early hours of today, police said.

"They (Maoists) were asked to surrender but the rebels
fired on the police team. The police returned the fire in
which one woman cadre was killed," Visakhapatnam District
Superintendent of Police Vineet Brijlal told PTI over phone.

"The Maoists have dispersed following yesterday`s
incident. Additional forces deployed in the area have launched
extensive search operation," the SP said adding "there were
believed to be some more casualties on the Maoists` side but
it seems several (bodies) were washed away in the nearby
canal."
The bodies of the four Maoists killed over the last
two days, including the woman killed today, were shifted to a
hospital in Narsipatnam, he said.

After yesterday`s fierce exchange of fire, the police
recovered a huge quantity of explosives from the scene and
launched a hunt to nab around 60-70 Maoist cadres who fired
on the police party.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 00:05

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