Zee Media Bureau
Raipur:>"On spotting the security forces, ultras opened fire and in the retaliatory action, nine rebels were killed and several others were injured," Inspector General of Police, Bastar Range, Himanshu Gupta said.
However, a senior CRPF official said in Delhi that ten Naxals were killed in the encounter.
Meanwhile, a helicopter was rushed from Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh to the encounter site to airlift bodies of the dead Naxals.
The combing operation is still on in the jungle.
With PTI inputs