Dantewada: Security forces on Wednesday killed two naxals, including a woman, in the insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

Security personnel have till now recovered only the woman’s body, clad in uniform. It is believed that the body of another slain naxal was taken away by other cadres.

Senior officials also said that a heavy contingent of STF and DRG, including 'Danteshwari Ladake' — a local force of women commandoes — launched an operation to flush out the ultras, following a tip-off about their presence.

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The naxals attacked the security personnel during the operation, following which the troopers launched retaliatory action, which ultimately led to success.

One INSAS rifle and a 12 bore gun were also recovered from the encounter site, which is forest close to village Gonderas near Dantewada-Sukma border. 

The team also seized ammunition, a naxal literature and other items of daily use.