Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Maoists blow up 3 schools in Jharkhand,1 in Bihar

Giridih/Aurangabad, Nov 24 (PTI) Maoists blew up three school buildings in Giridih and Palamau districts in poll-bound Jharkhand and a state-run school in Aurangabad district in neighbouring Bihar, police said today.

A group of Maoists late last night triggered a blast at Manjiladih Primary School in Jharkhand's Giridih district destroying the school building, district Superintendent of Police Ravi Kant Dhan said today.

A police team has been rushed to the spot, he added.

A separate group of Maoists also blew up two middle schools at Dhigcha and Kukukala villages in Palamau district last night, district Superintendent of Police, Jatin Narwal, told newsmen in Medininagar.

Borders with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have been sealed as the police launched anti-naxal operations, he added.

Palamau goes to polls in the last phase on December 18 in the five-phase assembly polls in Jharkhand beginning tomorrow.

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