Maoists blow up panchayat building in Orissa
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Maoists blow up panchayat building in Orissa

Maoists blew up a panchayat building used for accommodating security forces during anti-Naxal operations in Orissa's Malkangiri district early today.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2010 12:50 IST
PTI

Maoists blew up a panchayat building used for accommodating security forces during anti-Naxal operations in Orissa's Malkangiri district early on Friday.

About 100 armed rebels stormed into Malabaran village and blew up the building with landmines, Inspector In-Charge of Motu Police station S K Taoria said.

The Maoists shouted anti-government slogans before disappearing into the forests, he said.

Additional forces were rushed to the village to launch combing operations.

About a dozen panchayat buildings, schools and godowns have been destroyed by the ultras so far this year.

First Published: Aug 13, 2010 12:47 IST