Two Maoists gunned down by security forces in Visakhapatnam

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Visakhapatnam: At least two Maoists were gunned down by CRPF and the Andhra Pradesh police at Pedabayalu in Visakhapatnam district early today morning.

According to sources, the exchange of fire began when the 198 battalions of the Central Police Force and the police were on patrol in Paddabialu area of Visakhapatnam this morning. While two Maoist were gunned down in the gunfight, one CRPF jawan sustained bullet injuries.

Reportedly, the injured CRPF jawan has been shifted to the hospital for treatment.

As per available information, the encounter has concluded. Two rifles have been seized from the spot following the encounter.

It is notable to mention here that with the elections knocking on the door, security has been strengthened in the red corridors to ensure smooth and incident-free polls.

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