Jharkhand Maoists blow up two schools buildings

March 31st, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blew up two schools and a community building in separate incidents in Jharkhand, police said Tuesday.
Members of the Communist Party of India-Maoist Tuesday blew up a government school building in Banlaat village of Gumla district, around 130 km from here. Two rooms were badly damaged, the police said.

Earlier Monday night, Leftist rebels detonated a primary school building in Saryu village of Latehar district, 100 km from Ranchi, according to the police.

A Rs.1.8-million community building at Paiek village in Bokaro district, around 140 km from here, was damaged by the guerrillas Tuesday morning.

“Maoist rebels are targeting school and community buildings ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Security personnel stay in school buildings during elections,” a police officer told IANS.

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