Khammam, Oct 19: Four naxals belonging to the banned Janashakti party were killed in an encounter with the police near Gattumalle village of Kottagudem mandal in the district today.
Police said the naxals opened fire on the Greyhound forces, when they were combing the forest area.
In retaliation, the police fired at the naxals, killing them on the spot.
One of them was identified as Prakash, the party's District Commander. The other three slain naxals were yet to be identified.
Kits and weapons were recovered from the rebels.