VISAKHAPATNAM: An exchange of fire took place between the security personnel and Naxals near the Mandapalli village in GK Veedhi Mandal in Visakhapatnam Agency area on Monday.
According to the police report, around 15-18 of East Division Maoist leaders of banned CPI(Maoist) party met at the spot.
As per the report, the top leaders escaped from the spot within seconds when police and CRPF raided their hiding place in the forest area.
The number of casualties is yet to be ascertained.
The officials have recovered two kit bags, around 10 tiffin box barriers and wire bundles with radio from the spot of encounter.
With inputs from ANI