Security forces exchange fire with Maoists

A gun battle on Sunday erupted between security forces and Maoists in a jungle in West Midnapore district along the Odisha border, police said.

Jhargram: A gun battle on Sunday erupted
between security forces and Maoists in a jungle in West
Midnapore district along the Odisha border, police said.

No injuries or casualties from either side were,
however, reported during the 20-minute-long exchange of firing
at Belpahari.

Jhargram SP Gaurav Sharma said they were tipped-off
that the Maoists were hiding in the area leading to a search
operation in the area.

"After the initial firing, the Maoists seemed to have
fled away to Odisha. We found a bag and a polythene sheet from
the forest," he said.

PTI

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