Maoists blow up panchayat building in Orissa

Maoist guerrillas blew up a panchayat office building in Orissa`s Malkangiri district early Friday. No one was inside the building at the time of the blast, police said.

Updated: Aug 13, 2010, 14:27 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Maoist guerrillas blew up a panchayat office building in Orissa`s Malkangiri district early Friday. No one was inside the building at the time of the blast, police said.
"About 20-30 rebels used landmines to blow up a building at Malavaram village," a police officer told reporters.
Malkangiri district, 618 km from here, is considered a Maoist stronghold.

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