RAIPUR: Two Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces at Kistaram in south Chhattisgarh's strife-torn Sukma district today.
The encounter took place in a remote area near Palodi, which happens to be the stronghold of the left-wing extremists.
“Based on intelligence inputs, the forces were out on a search operation.
The Naxals opened fire at them when they reached Kistaram. The two guerrillas were killed in the ensuing encounter. Sukma superintendent of police Abhishek Meena told the New Indian Express that the police have recovered bodies of the slain militants.
However, there were no reports of any injuries sustained by the members of the security force.
After the encounter, the Naxalites fled into a nearby jungle.
The troopers combed the area in a bid to locate the fled guerrillas, the police said.
One of the rebels killed in the encounter was a deputy commander. The other was an active member of the Small Action Team of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), Meena said.
The security forces recovered a pistol, one rifle, and two detonators from the spot.
Sukma is among the seven worst Maoist affected districts in the conflict zone of Bastar