Raipur: A Naxalite was killed Friday in an exchange of fire with security personnel in the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said.
"The gun battle between a group of Naxals and a joint contingent of the district police and CRPF took place in the jungles of Mandora village when the team was out on a combing operation in the early hours of today," Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Amit Kamble over phone.
According to him, the Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on seeing the team to which the security forces retaliated.
While fleeing the ultras left behind the body of a self-styled Maoist deputy commander who had died in the exchange of fire.
The identity of the Maoist was yet to be ascertained, Kamble said adding that three guns, a couple of detonators and other Maoist-related materials were recovered from the site.