India: 10 maoist rebels killed by security forces in a gun battle in Chhattisgarh

At least 10 Maoists were killed in a gun battle between security forces and the rebels in Kanchal forests close to the inter-state border of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in tribal Bastar region on Tuesday morning, police said.

Preliminary reports said a joint team of Greyhounds-the elite commando force of Andhra Pradesh-and Chhattisgarh police had a fierce encounter for three hours between 0400 and 0700 hours under Pamed police station area in Bijapur district.

Security forces claimed that they have gunned down 10 rebels during the encounter in which a large number of rebels were injured.

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