Sun, 04 Dec 2011 19:11:52 GMT

Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand, mobile tower in Odisha

Ranchi/Patna/Bhubaneshwar: Maoists on Sunday blew up railway tracks in Jharkhand and set afire a mobile tower in Bihar’s Aurangabad district on the first day of their two-day country-wide shutdown to protest against the killing of their leader Kishenji.


Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand, mobile tower in Odisha

Coming just hours after the attack on the convoy of Independent MP Inder Singh Namdhari, the death toll in which rose to 11, the Maoists triggered an IED to blow up tracks between Gomia and Dumri railway stations in Bokaro district early today, SP Kuldip Diwedi said. Another group blew up tracks between Hehegara and Chhipadohar railway stations in Latehar district, the police there said.

One more policeman died of injuries in Saturday's attack on Namdhari's convoy in Latehar district. The toll increased to 11, included an eight-year-old boy. The Maoists also looted firearms and ammunition from the dead and injured policemen, the police said here today.

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