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Maoists burn road construction vehicles in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: An armed group of Maoists attacked a road construction site and burnt vehicles used for road laying work at Jamkana under Sadar police station in Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district.

About 40 armed Maoists, including women, raided the site of a contractor, undertaking road construction from Gunduri to Kadaka and burnt seven different vehicles used for the road construction work.

Sources said the Maoists are opposing the construction of the road for which the contractor had taken a tender a few months ago.

However, no human casualty was reported.

Meanwhile, local police rushed to spot and assess the situation.

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