Police shot dead eight Maoists on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border on Tuesday, police said.
A gun battle erupted in the Chintavadu forests in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh near Khammam district in Telangana.
It happened when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), anti-Maoist force Greyhounds and police launched combing operations in the forests of Khammam following a tip off about the presence of Maoists.
The Maoists, numbering about 30, escaped in the deep forests into neighbouring Chhattisgarh. In the fighting that ensued, right Maoists were killed