Maoists blast bridge, call for poll boycott in Bihar

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 15, 2010 08:30 hrs

Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) Five days ahead of the last round of the Bihar assembly elections, Maoists blasted a bridge and put up posters calling for a poll boycott, police said Monday.

Maoist guerrillas blew up a bridge near Karma Lahan village in Aurangabad district late Sunday to create terror and intimidate people into not voting, a police official said.

'The rebels triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the bridge Sunday night. A locally made bomb was also found near the bridge,' he added. There were no casualties.

In Rohtas district, police found posters calling for a poll boycott and warning people against joining the campaigning.

The last round of elections will be held Nov 20 for 26 seats in Aurangabad, Rohtas, Kaimur, Buxar and Gaya districts. Counting for the elections, held over six phases, will be on Nov 24.

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