In a revival of Maoist violence in junglemhal after a year-long lull, two Central Reserve Police Force personnel were shot dead by the ultras during an encounter in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Monday.
The two personnel, R L Reddy and Bijoy Mahalakshmi, were fatally injured during the encounter which had erupted following a combing operation at Metla forest in Goaltore police station area, Superintendent of Police Sunil Chowdhury told PTI.
They were declared brought dead in hospital, he said.
The police suspected some Maoists were injured in the exchange of fire.
Monday's incident was preceded on September 28 by the killing of a Trinamool Congress supporter Girish Sahis, a resident of Kismat Jambera village who had gone missing a day earlier.