Kolkata, May 19: Red terror continues to mar West Bengal as Naxals triggered off IED blasts at Lalgarh, killing four CRPF personnel and injuring two others.
The violence comes during the two-day bandh called for by the Maoists in five states including West Bengal.
They had earlier trigerred off blasts on railway tracks near
Jhargram in West Midnapore district.
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Maoists protest again with blasts
Despite the high alerts delivered on the five states, suspected Maoist guerrillas blasted railway tracks in West Bengal , injuring two drivers of a goods train and also destructed the freight train engine, on Wednesday, May 19.
The railway track near Jhargram in West Midnapore district was attacked on the second day of the 48-hours bandh called by Maoists. It also disrupted the train services on the Khoragpur-Tata Nagar section of South Eastern Railway.
The landmine detonated after the engine of the goods train passed over it, at Khatkhura halt station. The blast left a two-feet deep crater at the spot.
The long distance trains through the route were either diverted or halted at various stations since 2 am.
The Maoists also blew up a government warehouse at Bodigata, in
the Malkangiri district of Orissa, during the strike to express the
protest of the government offense against them. Malkangiri
district, which is 618 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, is a
stronghold area of Maoists.