Malkangiri: Maoists blew up a
panchayat building and a godown in Orissa`s Malkangiri
district, police said on Thursday.
More than 50 heavily-armed rebels stormed the remote
Markapadar village in Khairput block of the district, about 70
km from here, and blew up the two adjacent buildings using
powerful landmines last night.
The Maoists then disappeared into the nearby forest
shouting slogans against the government and security forces,
The attack is part of a strategy by the rebels to
destroy buildings being used to accommodate Central
para-military forces for carrying out anti-Maoist operations
in the region.
As many as eight panchayat and four school buildings
besides several government structures have been destroyed by
the ultras during the past four months in Malkangiri district,
which borders Chhattisgarh, the police added.