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AP: Naxal leader killed

Special Correspondent

ONGOLE: Following a gun battle between the police and Maoists at Rachakonda vagu in Pullalacheruvu mandal of Prakasam district on Sunday evening, an important leader, Kiran, was killed.

Nallamala Forest Divisional Committee (NFDC) secretary Sagar and two other naxals who were injured, escaped during the encounter.

Police have intensified combing in the Nallamala forest to prevent Maoists from resorting to tactical counter offensive campaign (TCOC) ahead of the 'martyrs week' they are observing from July 28.

Exchange of fire

A special police party encountered a team of about 10 naxals at Rachakonda vagu and exchanged fire for half an hour. After the cessation of fire, police found the body of a naxalite and recovered a .303 rifle.

Two women naxalites surrendered to the police giving away their tapanchas. Police identified the slain naxal as Kiran, deputy commander of special guerilla squad operating in Guntur district, who carried a reward of Rs. 50,000 on his head.

TheHindu

posted by Resistance 7/23/2007 07:29:00 AM,

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