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Naxals attack train in Bihar; two killed April 8, 2007

Posted by naxalwatch in Attack.

[ 8 Apr, 2007 1119hrs ISTPTI ]

PATNA: In a daring strike, Naxalites of the banned CPI (Maoists) attacked a passenger train in Bihar’s Jamui district on Sunday morning, killing two Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawans and wounding three others, railway officials said.

An unspecified number of Naxalites stopped Howrah-Gaya passenger train between Narganjo and Ghorpara stations of the Eastern Railway, about 170 km from here, around 8 am and shot dead two RPF jawans– A Bag and B Ghosh, the sources said.

No passenger was harmed by the Naxalites, they said.

Three RPF personnel including a sub-inspector, who were injured in the attack, have been shifted to a government hospital at nearby Jhajha.

The Naxalites were also learnt to have looted some firearms and ammunition of the RPF personnel, but no official confirmation was immediately available.

The Naxalites were heard shouting anti-government slogans, the sources said.