Nagpur, Aug 20 : The Naxalites and security forces exchanged fire in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region on Tuesday, but no casualty was reported from either side in the skirmish.
The skirmish took place under jurisdiction of Gatta Police Assistance Centre in Ettapalli taluka of Gadchiroli this morning at around 1100 hours, when commandos of C-60, a specialised anti-Naxal unit of Maharashtra police, were on patrolling duty, an official said.
On seeing the security personnel, the outlaws started firing at them, to which the police retaliated.
Coming under heavy fire from the security forces, the rebels fled into the forest, the official said.
"There was no report of any casualty on either side," a police official said, adding that combing operation was on in the area.(UNI)