At least 14 Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, police said.
The gunbattle took place this morning in a forest area in south Sukma, around 500 km from Raipur, Deputy Inspector General (Anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P said.
So far, bodies of 14 Naxals have been recovered from the encounter site, he said.
The encounter occurred today morning when the Sukma Police was carrying out a search operation in the forest area, said Sukma's Superintendent of Police (SP), Abhishek Meena.
Several firearms were also seized from the spot, Sundarraj said.
The operation is considered a massive victory for the security forces in Chhattisgarh.
Further details are awaited as the search operation is still underway.
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