In a major strike, Naxals on Thursday attacked a police outpost in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh killing a number of security personnel and looting their weapons.
There were about 23 Chhattisgarh Armed Force personnel and 55 Special Police Officers at the Rani Bodli outpost, about 525 km from Raipur, where the attack took place in the wee hours on Thursday, sources said.
"A large number of armed Naxals attacked the outpost hurling grenades and petrol bombs besides firing indiscriminately," the sources said.
"Many security personnel were killed and we fear that the casualty is really high," they said.
CRPF and additional forces of state police have reached the spot.