Andhra Pradesh

Six tribals injured in Maoists attack in A.P.

Six tribals were injured on Monday when Maoists fired at their vehicle in a forest area in Visakhapatnam, thinking it was carrying police personnel.

The incident took place in R. V. Puram forest area of G. K. Veedhi mandal on the Andhra-Orissa border when a group of ultras fired at a private vehicle suspecting that it was carrying police personnel, a senior police officer said.

The Maoists soon fled away. The tribals received bullet injuries and have been admitted to a government hospital. They were being shifted to KGM hospital at Visakhapatnam, he said.

Additional security personnel have been rushed to the spot for combing operations, the police officer said.

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