Maoists blow up petrol pump, burn vehicles in Jharkhand

August 19th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) Maoist rebels blew up a petrol pump building and set fire to four vehicles in Jharkhand, police said Tuesday. According to police around 20 to 25 activists of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) surrounded the petrol pump situated under Chatrapur police station of Palamau district Monday night.

The Maoist rebels evacuated the building, blasted it and damaged the fuel refilling machines.

The Maoist rebels then burnt four vehicles parked near the petrol pump. They also set a crusher machine on fire.

Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. In the last seven years more than 1,300 people including civilians and Maoist rebels have been killed.

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