Maoists blow up school building in Jharkhand

September 29th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Sep 29 (IANS) Maoist rebels blew up a school building in Palamau district of Jharkhand, police said Monday.Around 20 to 30 rebels of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) surrounded a middle school in the Manatu block of Palamau district, around 190 km from here, late Sunday night. The building was blasted using detonators.

No person has been injured in the blast, police said.

The school building was used by the security personnel while launching a combing operation against the rebels. Maoists cited that as the reason for blowing up the building.

Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts in Jharkhand. In the last seven years, more than 1,300 persons including civilians, Maoist rebels and security personnel have been killed in insurgency-related violence.

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