Five more bodies of personnel belonging to the elite anti-Naxal force Commando Battalion for Resolute Action have been recovered from the Dantewada Forests in Chattisgarh.
A major offensive was launched against the Naxals following specific intelligence inputs about them being present in the forest.
According to CoBRA sources, the bodies of Assistant Commandant Rakesh Chaurasia, a sub-inspector, a head constable and two constables were recovered during a combing operation in the thick forests near Singamadagu.
On Friday, Assistant Commandant Manoranjan Singh was killed during a gunbattle.
So far, the death toll has been pegged at six.
Security forces also unearthed an arms manufacturing unit in the forests. Nine Naxals have been killed during Operation Red Hunt so far.