Five Maoists guerrillas were killed in a gun battle on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police said on Saturday.
Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena told IANS: "The gun battle between the Maoists and the police took place around 5.30 p.m. on Friday near Becha village on the broders of the Narayanpur and Bijapur."
Maoists (Representative Image)
"It was a joint operation carried out by the District Reserve Guards (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) of the police," Meena said, adding, "The gunbattle lasted for over two hours".
A .315 rifle and three 12 bore rifles were recovered.
"We suspect that there would be five-six more casualties on their side, as per the blood spots available in the forest area," Meena added.