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Maoists blow up school building in J'khand

A group of armed Maoists stuffed dynamites and triggered the blast late last night in the school at Banbirua, in Latehar. They did so to prevent the security forces from using it as a make-shift camp during the ensuing five-phase assembly elections starting on Nov 25. Top naxal commander shot dead

india Updated: Nov 10, 2009 12:28 IST

Maoists blew up a school building at Banbirua in Jharkhand's Latehar district, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

A group of armed Maoists stuffed dynamites and triggered the blast late last night in the school at Banbirua, Superintendent of Police Kuldip Diwedi said in Latehar.

There was no loss of life in the incident, he said.

Maoists blew up the structure to prevent the security forces from using it as a make-shift camp during the ensuing five-phase assembly elections starting on November 25.

A team of police personnel has reached the spot and launched raids against the Maoist guerrillas, Diwedi said.

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