Aurangabad (Bihar): Suspected Maoists blew up a portion of a bridge over a canal in here on Monday to obstruct the movement of police vehicles. They blew up with dynamites a part of the bridge on Deo-Baluganj Road near Berhni village early morning, SP Ganesh Kumar said.

Though no organisation had claimed responsibility, it was suspected to be the handiwork of the CPI (Maoist), he said.

The bridge was blown up apparently to prevent large police vans and armoured vehicles from reaching Maoist strongholds of Baluganj and Ketaki, he said.