Six members of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with the elite Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh Police in Visakhapatnam district early today.
A senior leader of the Maoists and a woman member were among those killed, a release from the DGP’s office said.
“In the morning hours, an exchange of fire took place between CPI (Maoist) and Greyhounds, the state’s elite anti- naxal force, in the Teegalametta forest area under Mampa police station limits.
First information revealed that six bodies were recovered,” the release added.
An AK-47, an SLR, a carbine, three .303 rifles and a tapancha (country pistol) were recovered from the spot.
The search operation in the area was underway and further details were awaited.