NEW DELHI, May 23 (Xinhua) -- India's Naxalite rebels have blown up a farmhouse belonging to a lawmaker of the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the central state of Chhattisgarh, police said Wednesday.
"The attack by the left-wing rebels on BJP parliamentarian Vikram Usendi's farmhouse in the state's Kanker district, using improvised explosive devices, took place late Tuesday night. However, there have been no reports of any casualty," a police official said.
Chhattisgarh is often hit by Naxalite violence.
Their insurgency began in the eastern state of West Bengal in late 1960s, spreading to more than one-third of India's administrative districts.
Though major offensives by security forces in recent years have pushed the rebels back to their forest strongholds and the levels of violence have fallen, but hit-and-run attacks are still common.