Raipur: Security forces have busted a transit Naxal camp following a fierce gun-battle with ultras and recovered a cache of materials used in making explosives in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district, police said on Thursday.
"The skirmish between security personnel and rebels took place in restive Tuskal forests under Iragaon police station limits last evening," Kondgaoan Superintendent of Police JS Watti told PTI.
Two tiffin bombs, explosive materials, 15 detonators, electric wire, couple of camera flashes, Naxal literatures, medicines and other Naxal-related material besides commodities of daily use were recovered from the camping site of Naxal following the encounter, the SP added.
A team of police was carrying out search operation in Iragaon and Dhanora region, located around 300 km away from the state capital yesterday.
On reaching Sawalwahi village, security personnel received a tip-off about gathering of a huge group of Naxals in Tuskal forest following which they mobilised towards the place.
On sensing the presence of police near the spot, armed rebels opened indiscriminate firing on them following which they retaliated.
However, on finding jawans zeroing on them after intermittent firing of about half-an-hour, rebels escaped taking the advantage of rough terrain and dense forest, the SP said, adding that no harm to either side was reported in the incident.