Sundergarh: Security forces and cadres of outlawed Maoists organisation exchanged heavy fire at Lunga hills of Bonai under Sundergarh district last night.
The gun battle took place during a raid on rebels’ camp conducted by the joint forces of police, SOG and DVF.
No casualties were reported from any side. Police said around 30 red rebels including some top cadres managed to escape.
According to reports, the exchange of fire took place at around 11 pm on Saturday and continued for nearly five hours
Several Maoist articles including kit bags and ammunition have been seized from the spot.
The battle reportedly took place in the forest after the police forces traced down a Maoist camp during a combing operation yesterday.