Four naxalites were killed in an encounter with police in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday, police said.
The encounter took place on the outskirts of Kotthagudem town when police surrounded a hideout of extremists, they said.
On seeing the police, naxalites opened fire. The police retaliated killing four extremists belonging to Janasakti group of CPI (ML) on the spot.
Some weapons and kit bags were also recovered from the spot, they added.