Six Maoists killed in during the encounter with Greyhounds in Visakhapatnam
During Wednesday morning at least six Maoists were reportedly killed in an alleged encounter with Greyhounds personnel in the dense agency area of Koyyur mandal district. One of the slain Maoist is said to have been identified as a DCM commander belonging from Telangana State.
According to the latest reports reaching here, Greyhounds personnel were combing the agency area following specific deets about the presence of some top Maoist leaders in the Koyyur mandal forests. An exchange of fire occured when the Greyhounds personnel came across a group of Maoists near Teegalametta under the Mampa police station limits.
Six Maoists were reportedly killed on the spot in the exchange of fire while some others fled into the deep forests. Police from the spot found an AK 47, some revolvers and ammunition .
Additional forces were deployed to the spot to further intensify combing operations in the agency area. It is learnt that the police send helicopters to track the movement of Maoists in the dense forest region.
officials said that they are yet to arrive at a conclusion on the number of Maoists killed or injured in the exchange of fire.