The security personnel out on a searching mission in restive Sukma have been successful in downing of naxals in an encounter.
It is reported from local sources that at least three of the ultras have so far been downed.
The security forces may also have captured at least one of the naxal but it could not be confirmed.
Police suspects that many of the naxals may have sustained injuries but managed to escape in the forested region.
The encounter took place in the Fulbagri police station limit.
Police have so far recovered three dead bodies and also other items that are used by the rebels in their daily use.
Sukma SP Abhishek Meena told media persons that security personnel had gone on a search mission when the encounter took place.>