Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Women Maoists blast government buildings


Women Maoists blast government buildings

Raipur, Oct 18: Women Maoist guerrillas have blasted four government buildings in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, police here said Wednesday.

Over a dozen armed cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), supported by their male colleagues, also blocked traffic on the Antagarh-Koylibera Road late Tuesday in Kanker district.

They detonated explosives inside four buildings, including two schools, in Kanker, 280 km from here, said a senior police officer.

Kanker, Bastar and Dantewada districts form the 40,000 sq km hilly and forested Bastar region, a Maoist stronghold for the last three decades.

The central government has deployed paramilitary forces to contain the rebels who have significant presence in eight of the state's 16 districts.

According to official figures, 374 people -- 298 civilians, 34 police officials and 42 rebels -- have been killed this year till September. Last year, 133 civilians were killed.


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