Raipur: Three Maoist guerrillas were killed in an exchange of fire between Naxals and security forces in the forest of Galgam, police station limits Usur, Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday.
On the special input of heavy presence of Maoist in the area a joint team of security forces were dispatched to the location. The joint team of security forces were attacked on Tuesday by banned outfit members of CPI(Maoist) Pamed area committee at the time when the security forces team were carrying out a combing operation in the area, a senior police official said.
The encounter lasted for more than 45 minutes, the Bastar IG said to the media.
In the encounter, three naxals were killed, one police constable and one civilian received bullet injuries, the Bastar police said.
The persons who received bullet injuries were identified as constable Mithlesh Kumar CRPF Battalion 196, and Kottam Soma resident Nadpalli, Bijapur.
Both the injured were immediately admitted into Bijapur district hospital, and were out of danger, the Bastar IG said.
Police said reinforcement and searching is still underway, said Bastar police.
However, no body of the slain Naxal has been recovered yet.