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Naxals trigger road-side blast in Telangana

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Maoists triggered a minor blast on a road-side in Khammam district of Telangana but none was injured in the incident, police said today.

“It was a minor blast wherein explosive material planted in a device or tiffin box exploded last night on the road connecting Cherla to Pusuguppa,” an official of Venkatapuram Police Station said.
“No one was injured nor any property was damaged in the minor blast,” police said.

“We also unearthed an electric wire connected to a pipe, besides recovering some posters mentioning that Maoists had called for ‘bandh’, protesting the killing of three ultras in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra recently,” the officer said, adding a case was registered in this connection.

On June 19, three Maoists were killed in an encounter near Venkatapur village forest area under Aheri tehsil in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

 

–PTi

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