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Maoists blow up BDO office, torch trucks

patna Updated: Apr 22, 2009 14:46 IST

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Maoist rebels today bombed a block development office in Aurangabad district and set ablaze eight trucks in neighbouring Gaya where they shot dead a driver during their 24-hour bandh in Bihar and Jharkhand.

Hundreds of naxalites descended on the office of the block development officer in Aurangabad district and blasted his chamber and adjacent conference hall around 3 am, Additional Director General of Police (HQ) Neelmani told PTI.

Nobody was present at the time of the incident.

In another operation, the naxalites intercepted eight trucks on the Grand Trunk Road (national highway two) in Barachatti police station limits around 1.30 am and set them on fire.

The truck driver identified as Lakshman Yadav was shot dead when he tried to flee.

The bandh was called to protest the killing of five Maoists in a recent encounter with the police in Latehar in neighbouring Jharkhand.