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Maoists blow up school building in Bihar

October 21, 2009 09:15 IST

Maoists blew up a state-run primary school at Gerua village in Bihar's Banka district in the wee hours of Wednesday. Nearly 100 ultras surrounded the building at approximately 2.30 am and used dynamites to trigger the explosion, according to the police.

The roof of the three-room school caved in due to the explosion. The school was located adjacent to the Sangrampur block office which was blown up by the Maoists last week.

The district administration had earlier planned to set up a police post at the school. Senior officials have reached the spot and a combing operation is going on in the area.

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