Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Maoists blow up two schools in Jharkhand

PTI 10 November 2009, 11:31am IST


RANCHI: Maoist guerrillas blew up two school buildings in Jharkhand's Latehar district to prevent security forces from using them as make-shift
camps during the upcoming assembly polls, police said Tuesday.

Two schools in Banbirua and Kona villages in Latehar, some 145 km from here, were blasted by Maoists late Monday night using detonators and explosives, a police official said.

The rebels left behind pamphlets saying the buildings had been blown up to prevent the security forces from using them as make-shift camps during the elections. The five-phase assembly poll begins Nov 25. The votes will be counted Dec 23.

On Nov 6, Maoists had blown up a school in Asona village of Chatra district. The Leftist guerrillas have blown up over 30 school buildings in the state in the last five years.

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