A special team of Gadchiroli police came under fire from the Naxals in a village in Gadchiroli district near Maharashtra Chhattisgarh border on Wednesday morning.

Naxals fired on a special police team which was carrying out searching operation near Mungner and Bodhin villages in Pendhri division near Chhattisgarh border on Wednesday morning, informed the Gadchiroli police.

Police also said that the firing was indiscriminate and with an intention to kill the policemen.

But when the police returned the fire, the Naxals managed to escape taking advantage of thick forest.

There was no report of casualty from any side.

Police recovered two IEDs and some Naxal literature from the spot of encounter.

Police have intensified the searching operation in the area after the encounter.