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Maoists blast mobile towers, torch vehicles in Bihar

August 26, 2009 10:15 IST

Maoists blew up two mobile towers in Gaya district and set afire four vehicles at Tilhautu in Bihar's Rohtas district as the 48-hour shut down called by them ended on Tuesday night in five states.

Nearly 400 ultras detonated dynamites to blow up the towers at Guraru and at Gurua in Gaya district on Tuesday night, a senior police official said.

The Maoists also blocked the road at Tilhautu in Rohtas and torched four vehicles. They told passengers to vacate the vehicles before setting them on fire, he said.

The Maoists had called the 48-hour shut down in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Chhattisgarh to protest the recent arrest of their two top leaders.

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