Bhadradri Kothagudem District, May 7, 2023: Two cadres of the CPI (Maoist) were killed during an exchange of fire with the police in a forest area of Bhadradri-Kothagudem district of Telangana state on Sunday.
According to police, based on reliable information that an action team of the CPI (Maoist) was moving in Puttapadu forest intending to attack police, special police parties began a combing operation, during which the Maoists fired upon them.
Following a firefight with the Maoists the police conducted a search of the area where they discovered the bodies of two Maoist cadres, the police said.
The body of one slain Maoist has been identified by the police as Cherla LOS (Local Organization Squad) Commander Rajesh, while the other deceased Maoist has yet to be identified.
Police recovered a SLR (Self-Loading Rifle) and other items from the site of the encounter.
The combing operation is still underway, according to police.
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