Maoists blow up panchayat building

Bhubaneswar, May 30 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Sunday blew up a panchayat office building in Orissa’s Malkangiri district, police said. No one was injured as it was empty at the time of the attack.

About 30-40 rebels came to Kankurukunda village at about 1 a.m. and blasted the building using explosives, a police officer told IANS.

The attack followed suspicion that the building, built two years ago, was being used by paramilitary forces hunting for Maoists.