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Police foil Naxal attack on cell phone tower in Telangana

Monday, Dec 29, 2014,18:58 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Hyderabad | A group of Maoists fired at a police party in Khammam district of Telangana after security forces foiled their attempt to blast a cell phone tower, police said today. The incident occurred last night around 11 PM when a group of around 40 people comprising Maoists and militia members were trying to blast a cell phone tower in Satyanarayanapuram in the district, a senior police officer said.
A police party confronted them after which the Maoists fired on the forces as police retaliated by firing in the air, Additional Superintendent of Police Bhadrachalam (Sub-Division) N Prakash Reddy said. We protected the cell phone tower. Following retaliation the Maoists fled away from the scene. No one was injured in the incident, the ASP said, adding a hunt has been launched to nab the absconding ultras.
Three weapons left behind by the fleeing Maoists were seized from the spot, he said.