Maoists, police exchange fire in Andhra Pradesh

Police exchanged fire with armed Maoists in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh Monday, but there were no casualties on either side.

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2010, 20:19 PM IST

Hyderabad: Police exchanged fire with armed
Maoists in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh Monday, but there
were no casualties on either side.

The gunfight broke out at around 1.00 pm when a police team,
on a combing operation, noticed movement of Naxals in the
forests in Ashwaraopet mandal of the district bordering
Chhattisgarh, police said.

The rebels managed to escape from the spot, they said,
adding no casualties were reported from either side.

The police, however, seized one claymore mine, 20 kit
bags, one hand-held communication device and Naxal literature,
among other material, a senior police officer said.

Meanwhile, a Naxal, Puttiah alias Venkanna, who allegedly
operated in Chhattisgarh, surrendered at Kothagudem in Khammam
district today, police added.

PTI