Series of Maoist attacks in Bihar again

Written by: Devaki
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Patna, Jun 15: Armed Maoist guerillas blasted a bank and railway station in Ismailpur on Jun 14 and 15. They also held attack on a police station and a camp of Special Auxiliary Police to enforce their two-day shutdown, informed the officials.

Maoist rebels torched Ismailpur railway station in Gaya-Mughalsarai rail route and disrupted the train services for several hours on Monday, Jun 14. The long route trains including Rajdhani Express and Patna-Barka Kana Singrauli Express, got affected by the incident. Maoists compelled the railway officials to vacate the place before blazing the station, reported the officials. No casualties were reported though the documents of the record room were completely destroyed. Atleast nine trains were cancelled and some were diverted in Bihar.

More than 50 Maoists detonated a dynamite and set ablaze an SBI branch at Khadigram in Jamui district and looted Rs 92,000 from the bank. The search operation has been launched to seize the ultras.

Guerillas also attacked the police station and a camp of the Special Auxiliary Police in Rohtas district. The alert police officials forced Maoists to flee, after an encounter which lasted for more than one hour.

Some long-route bus services have also been called off due to the Maoist attacks, in Bihar.

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