After a landmine blast in Agruiboni area yesterday, the forces launched a search operation against the ultras last night, police said.
Early this morning, the forces were fired upon by the Maoists in Manikpara following which the gunfight ensued, they said.
So far, no report of any casualties or injuries have been received.
Jhargram: An encounter between the joint security forces and the Maoists began early Thursday in West Midnapore's Jhargram area.
First Published: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 11:46