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Bihar: 10 CRPF men, 3 Maoists killed in encounter in Gaya. In pictured: CRPF personnel stand guard near a shrine in Tujjar Village of Sopore where a policeman and a civilian boy were killed by suspected militants on August 18, 2015 [Representational Image]IANS

At least 100 naxals attacked an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp in Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday night. The group also fired locally made rockets during the three-hour battle.

No casualties have been reported from the region so far. The 41st battalion of the ITBP was attacked by the naxals, Zee News Hindi reported. 

At least 600 rounds of firing took place during the operation in one of the naxal affected districts in Chhattisgarh. The naxals attacked from three sides, Aaj Tak Hindi reported on Thursday.

At least four rocket launchers were also hurled at the ITBP camp during the battle, which began around 12.40 a.m. and lasted till 3 a.m.

The naxalites retreated into the surrounding forests after the attack.

Just three days back the Sarpanch of Kondagaon was shot by Naxals on suspicion of being a police informer, the Tribune reported. 

There is regular activity by the naxals in the area. A naxal was shot down by the police in March in the area in a skirmish between the security forces and the insurgents, according to the Press Trust of India. In May, at least nine naxals reportedly surrendered because of their growing disillusionment with the CPI(Maoist) ideology, the Times of India reported.