Maoist blow up rail track in West Bengal

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West Midnapore (WB), May 19 (ANI): Maoists blew up a railway track near Jhargram in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Wednesday.

The incident took place at around 2.00 am between Gidhni and Khathura stations damaging a goods train running between Tatanagar and Howrah in the Jhargram police station.

The driver and assistant driver of the train have been injured.

Railways and security officials have reached the spot. Work is currently on to repair the rail tracks.

The attack came on the second day of the two-day five-state shutdown called by the Maoists.

The shutdown call has been given in Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh in protest against anti-Maoist operations by paramilitary forces. (ANI)

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