Two District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, the police said.
The gun battle between security personnel and ultras took place last night in a forest near Tamora village when a team of DRG was conducting a search operation along the border of Kanker and Narayanpur districts.
The DRG squad was working on a tip-off.
Injured were airlifted to Raipur for treatment
An official said the rebels fled into the core forest area after a prolonged exchange of fire.
"Sub-Inspector Sukku Ram Nureti and Head Constable Pareshwar Gawde sustained injuries," he said.
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and injured were airlifted to Raipur for treatment, he said.
He said around three Naxals were killed but their colleagues managed to drag the bodies inside core forest.
Naxals' bags were recovered during search operations
During the search operation, several Naxal related items, including bags, were recovered from the spot, the official said, adding that further details are awaited as the search operation was still underway in the region.