Amid persistent attacks by the Naxals on the security forces in restive areas of Chhattisgarh, the forces have claimed success in downing many of the rebels that took place on Wednesday morning.
Police sources claimed that the they have been able to down many of the rebels but added that they have so far recovered weapons and uniformed woman naxal.
The security forces have also claimed that they have intensified search operations in the area.
Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said that the encounter did take place and added that the forces have seen the rebels escaped into the forests.
He said that the encounter took place in forested regions of Kerlapal and rebels were spotted escaping with the bodies of their killed naxals.
The rebels were seen escaping towards the Gogunda hills, he said.