An exchange of fire took place between the Maoist party naxals and the police on Wednesday in the Tadvai forest area here.

According to Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar, the special party police was combing the forest area between Chinnaboinapally and Tadvai where they spotted a group of naxals camping in the afternoon. There was an exchange of fire immediately in which nearly 10 Maoist party naxals reportedly escaped including the Khammam Karimnagar Warangal District Committee member Bade Chokka Rao alias Damodar.