Six Maoists killed on Telangana-Chhattisgarh border

Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Police shot dead six Maoists on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border on Tuesday, police said.

A gun battle erupted in the Chintavadu forests in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh near Khammam district in Telangana.

It happened when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), anti-Maoist force Greyhounds and police launched combing operations in the forests of Khammam following a tip off about the presence of Maoists.

The Maoists, numbering about 30, escaped in the deep forests into neighbouring Chhattisgarh. In the fighting that ensued, six Maoists were killed.

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