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BSF foils Naxal attempt to blow up school

November 02, 2006 16:29 IST

The Border Security Force on Thursday foiled an attempt by Naxalites to blow up a primary school when it found two powerful landmines in its premises at Dalanchalkari village in Giridih.

According to Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh, the paramilitary personnel unearthed the landmines, each weighing 20 kg, after getting a tip-off that the CPI-Maoist had planted them to blow up the school as security forces used it as camp while on long-range patrolling.

The Maoists have a track record of blowing up structures used by security forces during anti-insurgency operations, officials said.

In the early hours of October 31, Maoists had razed a vacant building near the Madhuban police outpost in Giridih.

CRPF and BSF personnel were camped close to the building. Two landmines were also found in an adjacent building.

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