During search, five bodies of ultras and a few weapons, including one AK 47 rifle and one Insas rife, were recovered, he said, adding one injured Naxal was arrested.
When the security forces were cordoning off jungles of Burgum, they came across a group of Naxals leading to the gun-battle, he added.
"Bodies of five rebels belonging to Malangir Area Committee of Maoists were recovered from the spot while search was still on in the area", said the IG.
The encounter comes a day after a couple of Maoists were shot dead by the police in an encounter with security forces in the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday.
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At least nine CRPF personnel were killed when Maoists ambushed a road opening party of the paramilitary force in the state's Sukma district last Saturday. "We expect the casualty among the Naxals to rise", he added.
Two sub-inspectors, D. Patra and Sangram Singh, were also injured in the incident. The encounter is still underway in the Burdum area of the district.
"They are under treatment and out of danger", the officer said.
The operation was jointly conducted by Special Task Force, District Reserve Guards and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).