Bhubaneswar: At least eight Maoists have been killed in an exchange of fire with police in Kotgul-Gyarapatti forest in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra today.
The Red rebels were killed in a gun battle early morning at Dhanora in the Kotgul-Gyarapatti forested area, sources said.
Preliminary reports suggest that the outlaws fired on police personnel while they were conducting a search operation which was retaliated.
Sources further said that police personnel have recovered some arms and weapons from the spot of the encounter.
While search operation by the security personnel is still underway Maoists are learnt to be trying to flee with the bodies of their slain comrades.