Dantewada: Three male Naxals have been killed in a fierce encounter carried out by the security forces alongside the Dantewada-Sukma border area Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, said the police on Sunday.
"The Bastar fighters and the District Reserve Group (DRG) were leading an anti-Naxal operation from the Tumakpal camp under Katekalyan Police Station between the Tumakpal and Dabba Kunna villages alongside the Dantewada-Sukma border in the Dantewada district," said Gaurav Rai, Superintendent of Police, Dantewada.
"During the operation, the encounter took place at about 5:30 p.m., leading to the death of three Naxals from the Darbha division. The bodies were recovered during the search operation. Meanwhile, arms and ammunition have also been recovered by the forces," added the SP.
Dantewada SP Gaurav Rai said: "We had information about the presence of naxals at Tumakpal and Dabba Kunna village at Dantewada Sukma Border area. The naxals fired after which the security forces retaliated. Three naxals were killed. The search operation is on. Further details will be conveyed."
The deceased Naxals are yet to be identified.
The officer stated the trio's identification had yet to be determined and that a search effort was underway in adjacent locations.
With Inputs from ANI