Three Naxalites were gunned down on Wednesday by Chhattisgarh police force at Dantewada district, who also recovered weapons from the spot, police said.
The incident occurred when Koya commando and district police force had gone for patrolling from Chinta Gufa police station area, they said.
"When the unit reached the Korapahad and Rangaiguda village, the Maoists opened fire at the personnel who retaliated," Dantewada police chief SRP Kalluri said.
A machine gun, one 12-boar gun, a loaded pistol and a cartridge were recovered from the spot, police said.
Police are suspecting the deceased Maoists' involvement in the Naxal attack that took place at Tarmetla on April 6 in which 73 security men were killed.