Anti naxal force, maoists exchange fire

MANGALORE: There was exchange of fire between the Anti naxal force team and naxals at Panjala betta near Kuthlur of Belthangady taluk on Friday.

Sources said that the naxals had fired upon the ANF team, which was combing the area, from atop a hillock. There were no casualties on both the sides.

IGP Western Rangre Pratap Reddy confirmed the incident and said that the ANF team was fired upon by Naxals and they had retaliated. The incident occurred around 5.30 pm.

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