The gunbattle took place at a forest in Kistaram area bordering Telangana when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Sukma's Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said.
Bodies of Naxals have been found at the encounter spot, he said.
Two District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were also killed in the exchange of fire, the Superintendent of Police said. Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot, he said. Further details were awaited as the encounter was still underway, he added.
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