Khammam, Jan 23: A naxal of CPI (Maoist) party was killed in an encounter with police near Siddardha forest area at Tekulapalli village in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh today.
Police said the special party police noticed the movement of naxals while carrying out a combing operation. Two of the naxals opened fire at the police party when they came face to face.
In retaliation, police also fired at them, in which one Maoist was killed on the spot while the other escaped.
The slain naxal was identified as Swamy, Maoist party Sudhakar dalam member. One weapon was also recovered from the spot.