Maoists blast panchayat building, torch mobile tower in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) Maoists on Friday blew up a panchayat building and later set on fire a tower of a private telecom company in Latehar district of Jharkhand, the police said.

The guerrillas belonging to the banned CPI-Maoist group blasted Newadi Panchayat Bhawan at Dihi village and later torched a tower of Airtel at Chope village of Latehar district which is about 130 km from here, said a police official.

The Maoists also pasted posters at the two villages.

Eighteen of the 22 districts of Jharkhand are affected by Maoist insurgency.

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