Jamshedpur: An exchange of fire took place between security personnel and Maoists at Patung in Maoist-hit West Singhbhum district Friday evening.
"The encounter lasted for over an hour when firing from
both sides took place intermittently," Superintendent of
Police Arun Kumar Singh said.
Singh said no loss of life was reported in the encounter
as security personnel launched a combing operation soon after
The incident took place after the rebels opened fire on
security personnel, who were on long-range patrolling in the
Maoist-dominated pockets, he said.