Raipur (Chhattisgarh), March 18:

Six suspected Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Dantewara district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.

“There are reports of death of six Maoists in Aranpur area. Three security force men were also injured, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector,” Aranpur police station in-charge Shankarnath Dhruv said.

The gunfight occurred when Maoists, who had laid an ambush, fired on the security forces on patrol duty. The security forces found five bodies after the encounter.

One AK-47 rifle and two self-loading rifles were seized from the spot. (IANS)