Maoists blast school building in Jamshedpur

Within hours of killing a Congress activist, CPI (Maoist) ultras set on fire and triggered a blast in a school building at Jiyan in Ghatsila sub-division Tuesday night, police Wednesday said.

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010, 12:12 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Within hours of killing a
Congress activist, CPI (Maoist) ultras set on fire and
triggered a blast in a school building at Jiyan in Ghatsila
sub-division Tuesday night, police Wednesday said.

A group of Maoists last night set on fire the office of
the primary school and triggered the blast, Senior
Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Kumar Jha said.

Documents, doors and furniture in the office were
damaged, Jha said.

No casualty was reported in the incident, Jha said.

A massive combing operation has been launched in the
Naxal-stronghold areas in the vicinity to flush out the
extremists.

The incident took place a day after the security
personnel, who were camping in the school building in view of
the Independence Day, returned yesterday.

PTI