Suspected Maoists blow up rail track in Orissa

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Rourkela, Feb 8: Suspected Maoists have blown up yet another railway track linking Howrah to Mumbai route on Monday, Feb 7, here, a railway official said.

According to Rourkela railway station manager S K Panda, a portion of the railway track at a place between Bhalulata and Jareikela, was blown up by suspected Maoists at 1 am leading to derailment of two wagons of a goods train.

However, there have been no reports of injury or casualty in the incident.

Panda said that all trains on the Howrah-Mumbai route have been held up at different stations.

"Explosives might also have been planted on the up-line of the route," he added.

On Sunday, Feb 7, Maoists had called a 72-hour bandh in Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.

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