Thursday, April 09, 2009

Maoists blast another school in Bihar

Gaya (PTI): Maoist ultras blew up another school building in Bihar when they blasted two rooms of a school at village Baluar in Gaya district on Wednesday, police said.

Heavily-armed ultras numbering around 150 came to the village, under Banke Bazaar police station, and detonated dynamytes to blow up two rooms of the school building, also housing an anganwadi centre, in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Raids were on at various places to apprehend the activists of the proscribed ultra-left outfit, they said and adding that the school was hardly two kms from the ground where state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressed an election rally hours later on Wednesday, the sources said.

Armed naxalites had on April 5 descended on the primary school at Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary under Kharagpur police station and blasted its newly constructed building in Munger district.

The next day, the outfit had swooped on Kataki village under Deo police station of Aurangabad district and exploded a dynamite at a state-run school. However, no damage was done as the explosive was low-grade, police said. They had, however, taken away the generator set at the school.

The Maoists, who have called a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections, also attempted to blow up two schools in Jamui and Gaya districts recently.

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