Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 IANS | 4 months ago

A bomb planted by Maoists went off in Odisha's Malkangiri district Thursday but no one was injured, police said.

The rebels planted the pressure-activated improvised explosive device on a road near Telarai area. "It went off on its own," Inspector General of Police Yashwant Jethwa told IANS

"They had meant to target security forces. Nobody was there when the blast took place," he said.

The Maoists have called for a boycott of Independence Day celebrations. Malkangiri district, over 600 km from Bhubaneswar, is a Maoist stronghold.

(Posted on 14-08-2014)

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