Maoists blow up railway station in Orissa

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Sundargarh (Orissa), Aug 25 (ANI): Maoists blew up a railway station and abducted three railway employees in Orissa's Sundargarh district on Tuesday morning.

According to the police, about 20 left-wing ultras blew up Roxy railway station, located in a remote area under K Bolang police station and triggered the explosion after asking the employees to move out.

The rebels also set ablaze about 15 heavy vehicles parked near the railway station.

The station is used for transporting iron ore to the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).

Tension prevailed among the people in the entire district after the attack.

Maoists have also called a two-day strike in five states-Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh-to protest against the alleged arrest of two senior members of the CPI Maoist. (ANI)

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