Aurangabad (Bihar), Apr 16 : Over 200 armed Naxalites raided the Fesar ailway Station on the Aurangabad-Mughalsarai section and held five of its employees captive for several hours, police sources said on Wednesday.
Railway traffic was disrupted for over two hours on the East Central Railway section. The railway employees were later freed by the Naxalites.
In a separate incident in neighbouring Jharkhand, armed Naxalites blasted a two-metre stretch of railway track at Choudary-Baandh in Giridih District in the early hours on Wednesday, disrupting train services in the Dhanbad division.
The Maoists also set afire a truck at Tamar, about 50 km from Ranchi.
A 24-hour shutdown was called by the Naxalites in Jharkhand and Bihar on Wednesday to protest against the killing of eight of their associates in an encounter near Garwah earlier this month.
According to reports, several long distances vehicles were off the roads due to the shutdown, affecting loading and unloading at mineral sites.