Maoists blast mobile phone towers

Patna, March 27: Maoists blew up two mobile telephone towers in Bihar’s Gaya district Thursday to enforce a 24-hour strike called by them to protest the alleged killing of their members by security forces.

A police official said a dozen armed men used dynamites to blow up the towers of a private telecom operator at Dumaria in Gaya, about 100 km from here.

According to police officials in Muzaffarpur, about 70 km from here, Maoists also torched a private bus and blew up a mobile tower. No casualty was reported.

The Maoist strike call evoked mixed response in the state. Normal life was hit in some rural areas but urban areas were largely unaffected.

IANS