Maoists blast Jharkhand school, torch rail office

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Ranchi, Oct 13: Maoists blasted a school building in Jharkhand's Chatra district early on Tuesday, Oct 13 on the second day of their two-day Jharkhand-Bihar shutdown.

"A group of armed Maoists packed dynamites inside the Nawadih Middle School and triggered the blast, damaging its three rooms," said Superintendent of Police, D B Sharma.

Moreover, they set rail office on fire at Banshipur station in Lakhisarai district after taking eight officials hostages and blew up a block office in neighbouring Munger.

CPI (Maoists) observed a 48-hour bandh to protest the Centre efforts to subjugate them by force.

The police tightened security including, patrolling of railway tracks at several places in naxal-pockets.

However, the 48 hours bandh disrupted the normal life and transport.

But the bandh did not affect the urban areas.

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