Maoists blast guest house

BHADRACHALAM: About 50 armed Maoists blasted a forest guest house at Sitanagaram village in Dummugudem mandal on Sunday midnight.

The Maoists along with 400 Gotti Koyas reached the village from the neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Forest section officer (FSO) Kursam Raju was sleeping in the guest house at that time. They woke him up at gunpoint and asked him not to supply food to the police engaged in anti-Maoist operations. After sending him out, the Maoists blasted the guest house using two tiffin box bombs of low intensity. The building was not damaged completely in the blast. But it developed huge cracks. Furniture worth Rs 5 lakh was destroyed.

The Maoists left some posters at the spot giving a call for bandh on May 16 demanding stoppage of Operation Green Hunt. They warned the government of severe consequences if it makes any attempt to foil it.

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