Naxalites attacked a newly opened police station at Sawargaon in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Thursday, the police said.

The firing continued for more than an hour. The Naxals escaped into a nearby forest when the police retaliated. There was no casualty on either side.

Sawargaon is near the Chhattisgarh border and an ITBT camp with about 400 personnel is situated hardly a kilometre from the village.