Visakhapatnam: Twenty-one Maoists had been gunned down in an trade of fire with the Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Odisha police within the Malkangiri wooded area place at the AP-Odisha border inside the wee hours nowadays, a top police legit said.
Police suspect that a pinnacle Maoist leader and son of any other excessive rating cadre is probably among those killed inside the encounter.
AP director widespread of police Nanduri Sambasiva Rao, who left for Visakhapatnam at once upon receiving information of the stumble upon, showed the Naxal casualties to PTI.
consistent with the AP police, constables of Greyhounds and an elite anti-Maoist force had been also injured within the come across that befell at some stage in a recurring combing operation mutually performed by means of police of both the states at Ramgurha.
The face-off between the safety personnel and the Maoists lasted for approximately an hour.
The injured constables had been shifted for treatment to the King George hospital in Visakhapatnam by way of helicopter, the police professional brought.
Police have recovered four AK-47 rifles from the scene of the stumble upon, in which a Maoist den become additionally observed.
The DGP said combing operation became nonetheless continuing as there has been records that there had been some extra Maoists roaming in the place