Three Naxals and a CRPF soldier were killed in an encounter in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday, officials said.
They said the encounter between the two sides took place around 6 am in the forests of Belbha Ghat area of the district when troops of the 7th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were undertaking operations.
The district is about 185 kms from state capital Ranchi.
Three bodies of Naxals along with an AK-47 Rifle, three bullet magazines and four pipe bombs have been recovered from the encounter site till now, the officials said.
The force is looking for more recoveries and a search is being conducted in the encounter area, they said.