A road bridge was blown up by the Maoists in Ghatshila sub-division of East Singhbhum district on Sunday night.

Ghatshila SDPO Anup Birtheray said the ultras blew up the bridge connecting Musaboni and Dumaria by exploding a landmine.

The incident occurred ahead of the 48-hour bandh in seven States called by CPI(Maoist) to protest against the Operation Green Hunt.

The 48-hour bandh has been called from March 22 in Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and three districts of Maharashtra.

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