One Naxal was killed in an encounter in Tipagarh forest in Gadchiroli district, police said today.
The Naxal was killed in an a joint operation by police, Cobra battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) State Border Security Force of Chattisgarh at the Tipagarh forest in Gyarbatti area in the district, they said.
According to the police, Naxals indiscriminately fired at the security forces at around 10:30 am, which was promptly retaliated.
After the encounter which lasted for about 30 minutes, Naxalites fled from the spot, police said.
Later during a search, police found one body of a Naxal clad in green uniform.
Police recovered one 12 bore rifle, two bags and other material. Police are suspecting at least four to five Naxals may have been killed or injured.
The killed Naxal is yet to be identified, police added.