Kanker, Feb 25 (PTI) Three Naxalites were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Sunday morning, a senior police official said.

The face-off took place in a forest in Koyalibeda area when a joint team of the District Reserve Guard and the Border Security Force was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Kanker Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

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So far, bodies of three Naxalites and two weapons have been recovered from the encounter site and the operation is still underway, the official said.

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