A Naxal was killed during an exchange of fire with the Dantewada District Reserve Guard here at Mustalnar village on Friday morning.
The gunfight took place at around 7:30 am near Mustalnaar village under Geedam police station limits when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava said.
The operation was launched based on inputs about presence of rebels in the area, he said.
The exchange of fire lasted for about half an hour following which the body of an ultra, identified as Ramchandra Karti (20), was recovered from the spot, located around 400km from the state capital Raipur, Pallava said.
Two country-made firearms, a 2kg improvised explosive device (IED), four bags, utensils, and items of daily use were also recovered from the encounter site, he added.