Two personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed and six injured in a gunfight with suspected Maoists in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Monday morning, PTI reported, quoting officials. A Maoist was also killed.

The gunfight began around 10.30 am inside a forest in Irapalli village when security forces were out on a counter-insurgency operation, a senior CRPF official told the news agency. The personnel belonged to the 204th Commando Battalion for Resolute Action, or CoBRA.

A weapon was recovered from the Maoist who was killed, the official said.