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Maoists blow up government buildings in Dantewada District

By Mamatha

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Aug 20 (ANI): Maoists blew up several government buildings, including an Aanganwadi centre, a primary school, a society for dispensing rations, and a village council hall on Thursday in Kirandul city in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District.

"There were buildings of a society, one primary school, a village council hall and an Aanganwadi centre, and they were blown up last night," said Rajneet Kaur, an observer with the Women And Child Development Department of Kirandul.

The Maoist network in the state's Drabha division has accepted responsibility for the attack. They have issued a warning letter as well.

"We do not know the reason behind this, but whatever has happened is not right because whatever the issues are, they can be talked about. Now, this vandalism or the blast that they carried out, all the buildings were associated with children. The school, the Aanganwadi centre and the society was for the village people who come here to buy their rations. So, blowing up all these buildings was not right, according to me," Kaur added.

Maoists reportedly feared that the buildings could be used by security personnel, and therefore, destroyed them. By Shiv Shankar Sarthi (ANI)

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