Acting on specific intelligence inputs, a team of the CRPF's 111 battalion accompanied by two special police officers (SPOs) and four state policemen encircled the Maoists in the jungles of Jagargunda around 9 am.
So far, nine bodies of the Naxals have been recovered, Superintendent of Police, Dantewada, S R P Kalluri said.
He said the encounter had taken place in thick jungles and he had not received any report of any casualty among the security forces.
Dantewada has been a Naxal hotbed and security forces have been trying to conduct successful operations here after 75 CRPF personnel and a state policeman were killed in a deadly ambush by the Maoists in April.
Meanwhile, two CRPF jawans were also killed in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district this afternoon.
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