Chhattisgarh naxal attack: Telangana cops on alert, step up combing operations

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Hyderabad, Apr 5 (PTI): Telangana police has sounded an alert and intensified combing operations and beefed up security in the bordering areas of the state in the wake of killing of 22 security personnel by Naxals in an ambush in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

The Telangana police have mounted vigil particularly in Bhadradri Kothagudem and Mulugu districts, a senior police official said on Monday.

'We are alert and regular combing operations are going on. In view of the (Chhattisgarh naxal attack), combing has been intensified and security has been beefed up in areas (near the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border),' a senior police official told P T I.

Police parties were carrying out checking, cordon and search operations as part of the measures taken to prevent maoists from entering Telangana, the official added.

The security personnel were killed by Naxals on Saturday when they were out on a combing operation in a forest along the border of the Bijapur and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh.PTI VVK SS PTI PTI