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Naxal set AP govt bus on fire in Chhattisgarh

Naxalites on Thursday set on fire an AP state owned bus in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2006 21:57 IST

Naxalites on Thursday set on fire an Andhra Pradesh state owned bus in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday.

The armed naxalites stopped the bus near Darbhaguda village under Errabore police station area, about 550 km from the state capital, on Wednesday night and asked the passengers to get off the bus, Dantewada police sources said.

The bus was plying between Jagdalpur and Hyderabad.

The Maoists also looted rice and money from the passengers, police said.

"In fact, naxalites were looking for any policeman travelling in that bus and not finding any one, set the vehicle on fire," police added.