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Naxalites torch bus, blow up school building in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, Mar 17 (UNI) Naxalites burnt down a private bus and blew up a school building since last night in Jharkhand, police said.

About ultras torched a private bus near Herahanj-Kori-Mati area of Plamu district this morning. The bus was coming from Daltanganj to Ranchi via Panki.

Police immediately arrived on the spot and were engaged in a fierce encounter. The number of extremists were about 100.

The extremists also blew up a school building by detonating a bomb at Palma of Dhanbad district last night. No one was injured in the explosion. Police immediatly rushed to spot and conducted search operation.

Earlier, on Wednesday, they also blew up an Adivasi Students Hostel which was undergoing repair works, in the district. No one was injured in the explosion as the hostel was vacant because of repair works.

The extremists have stepped up violence after hijacking a passenger train on the night of March 13 which was released after detention of about 12 hours.

UNI SCS BA PK SND1310

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