The encounter took place at Mudenar village under Paknar police limits this morning, Bastar Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav.

Acting on a tip-off that some lower-rung Naxals had called a meeting of villagers at Mudenar, security personnel had been sent to the area, located around 350 km from the state capital, the SP said.

As the police approached the village, Naxals opened fire, and fled after the police retaliated, he said.

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