Maoist blow up two mobile phone towers in Orissa


A large number of ultras stormed K-Guma village under Orkel police station area, about 70 km from here, and triggered explosions in quick succession to blow up the towers, they said.

The red rebels, raising slogans against the state government and police, also damaged a foreign liquor shop, they added. According to the police, the Maoists also tried to set the shop on fire after dragging out two of the shop's employees and disappeared into the nearby forest.

Additional police personnel have been deployed in the area after the incident, they said adding a combing operation has been launched to trace the rebels and patrolling has been intensified.

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