India: 2 maoist rebels die in police encounter in Telangana, border areas in state on high alert
Intelligence inputs and ground developments in north and east Telangana in the last few weeks point towards a possible strengthening of CPI (Maoist) in the region.
After a long lull, Maoist activity has picked up in the forest area in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, close to the Chhattisgarh border.
On Monday, at around 3pm, a special police party engaged in a gunfight with the extremists, leaving two dead. The identities of the deceased Maoist members are yet to be ascertained.
According to the police, they acted after receiving information that a Maoist party was moving in the region to “destroy public property and cause harm to life”.