Maoists attacked a team of Gadchiroli police near Kurkheda forest on Friday, which resulted in an exchange of fire in the forest area. No causalities were reported.

A special team of Gadchiroli police headed by the Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) was carrying out a search operation in the Gangin-Betkathi forest in Kurkheda sub-division on Friday night. The Maoists fired indiscriminately on this team between 9.30pm to 10 pm, police sources said.

When the police returned fire, the Maoists managed to escape taking advantage of thick forest. There was no report of any casualty from either side, according to the SP’s office.

The police have intensified the anti-Naxal operation in this area after the encounter.