Malkangiri: Armed Maoists blew up a school building in Orissa`s Malkangiri district early Tuesday.
About 100 heavily-armed rebels stormed into MV-21 village under Kalimela police station area, about 50 km from here, in the early hours and blew up the building, causing
extensive damage to the structure, police said.
The school building was targeted as the Maoists felt it would be utilised for accommodating security forces during anti-Naxal operation, police said.
Security personnel were sent to the village in order to conduct combing operation to track the ultras, they said.
The attack came a day after the ultras blew up a panchayat office building and a godown in Kalimela area of the Maoist-hit district.
The rebels have blasted about six government buildings in the district in last one month.