A group of Naxalites ambushed a police party in Chhattisgarh's Gariyabandh district on Monday morning but failed to inflict any casualty, police said.
A team of police party from Gariyabandh district headquarters left for Sikaser-Maragaon area for a routine search operation. A group of Naxalites ambushed the party near Maragaon by opening indiscriminate firing.
The security personnel immediately took positions and retaliated, additional superintendent of police L David informed.
"The gun battle lasted for about two hours before the Naxalites fled the spot and disappeared in the adjoining jungles," he added.
No casualty was reported from either side, David said.
The police later launched a massive hunt for the ultras. An AK-47, Naxal literature, uniform and other items were recovered from the encounter spot, he added.