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Maoists strike again, attack police station in Giridih

india Updated: Aug 26, 2010 11:26 IST

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Maoists fired indiscriminately at a police station in Giridih, blew up a building and set on fire trucks on the Grand Trunk road in the wee hours on Thursday to protest the arrest of their two associates.

A group of armed Maoists attacked the Pirtand Police station around 1 am and started firing at random, Superintendent of Police, A V Homker, said.

The security forces returned the fire, he said, adding there was no casualty.

A couple of blasts were also heard nearby as Maoists destroyed a government building near the police station, he said.

Later, the ultras torched some trucks on the G T Road on the Dhanbad-Giridih border.

Police said the Maoists were protesting the arrests of two of their hardcore associates, Muktar Ansari and Dasrath Manjhi in Giridih on Wednesday.

In stepped up anti-Naxal operations, police have apprehended several Maoists across the state while about ten ultras have surrendered since July.