The skirmish took place this evening in a forest near Somagudem village when a team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) of police was out for a combing operation, said Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P.
When the police were cordoning off the area between Lingapalli and Pedagudem villages,they came under heavy firing near Somagudem, leading to an exchange of fire, he told PTI.
Search operation is still underway, he said.
On July 10, two Naxals were killed and a DRG jawan was injured in an encounter near Minpa in Sukma district.
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