Maoists fired rockets and opened gunfire at a camp of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh in the early hours today. Officials said the attack was launched at the company base of the 41st battalion of the ITBP Force in Ranapal area after a large number of Maoists surrounded it from three sides.
“The attack was launched at about 12:40 am and ended at 3 am today. Four rockets were fired inside the camp. Both the sides exchanged about 600 rounds of bullets,” they said. Maoists later retreated in the jungles and no casualties were reported on the forces’ side. “It is estimated that about 100 armed Maoists launched the attack,” they said.