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Maoists torch 18 vehicles in Jharkhand

Published: 17th December 2012 12:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2012 12:09 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Maoist guerrillas set 18 vehicles of a private company on fire in Jharkhand's West Singhbum district, police said Monday. The firm was executing a project work for the railways.

According to police, around 60 to 70 Maoist guerrillas raided a camp site of the private firm at Mahadeosaal village, within the Goelkera police station limits in West Singhbhum, around 160 km from Ranchi, Sunday night. The guerrillas asked staff of the company to turn off all mobile phones, and set the vehicles on fire before escaping.

A combing operation has been launched to nab the attackers. There were no reports of injuries in this incident. Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the state's 24 districts.



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