Landmine blast in Purulia (India)

MIDNAPORE: Suspected Maoists carried out a landmine blast in Purulia's Keroa village on Sunday night. A group of 50-strong Maoists attacked the party office. No casualties were reported. The leaflets left behind by the ultra-Leftists called for an increase in the wages of brick-kiln workers by Rs 10. The Maoists have asked the workers to stay off the brick-fields.


Maoists have been carrying out blasts regularly in the Jangalkhand area of West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura. On November 2, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Union ministers Jitin Prasada and Ram Vilas Paswan and state industries minister Nirupam Sen narrowly escaped a Maoist ambush at Salboni. An IED blast snapped a high-tension electric wire and riddled a police car with shrapnel and pellets, injuring six cops. The cars of the CM, Sen and the ministers had passed the spot a few minutes earlier.

Von: Times of India, 10.03.2009

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