Two Naxals were killed during an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, a police officer said on Friday.
According to a senior officer, the gunbattle took place late on Thursday in the jungles between Malepara and Murnar villages in Tadoki police station area, 200 km from Raipur, the senior officer said.
A team of the police's District Reserve Guard was out on an anti-Naxal operation when the encounter broke out, state Director General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) Girdhari Nayak said.
When the patrolling team was cordoning off the forest, a group of armed ultras opened fire on them, the DGP said.
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After the guns fell silent, the bodies of two unidentified Naxals were recovered from the spot. Besides, two SLR rifles, a .303 rifle and a .315 rifle were also recovered, the officer added.