Maoists blow up police station in Odisha

Armed Maoists blew up a police station and torched a jeep in Odisha`s Koraput district Tuesday.

Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 12:01 PM IST

Koraput: Heavily armed Maoists blew up a police station and torched a jeep in Orissa`s
Koraput district, police said Tuesday.

Nearly 30 rebels raided the police station at Kakiriguma, about 40 km from here, around midnight and triggered a powerful explosion, Laxmipur Sub-Divisional Police Officer O Y Jagannath Rao said.
Shouting slogans against the government and security forces, the ultras also torched a police jeep parked on the premises before disappearing in nearby forest, he said.
However, no one was injured in the attack. The lone sentry manning the police station escaped.

Police reinforcement have been rushed to the area.

PTI