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Naxals set ablaze five trucks in Maharashtra

Ahead of their call for a three-day nationwide bandh, Naxals set on fire five trucks in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 13:13 IST

Ahead of their call for a three-day nationwide bandh, Naxals on Wednesday set on fire five trucks in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, including one carrying a marriage party, after asking the occupants to get down police said.

Nobody has been injured, police said.

Armed Naxals blocked the road between Gyharbatti and Malewada and stopped the truck carrying 50 members of a marriage party from Dhanora to Jambhai, before setting it on fire, police said.

In addition, two trucks each were stopped between Murumgaon-Tawlitola and Murumgaon-Sawargaon, and set on fire, they added.

Meanwhile, police have intensified patrolling and stepped up security arrangements in view of the bandh called from tomorrow.

Last Tuesday, Naxals had killed 12 members of a marriage party by triggering a landmine blast.