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5 vehicles, railway machine set on fire by Maoists in Dantewada

The incident happened around 7:30 pm near Kamaloor railway station, where track-laying work was underway on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route, a police official told PTI over phone.
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Raipur, October 21: At least five vehicles and a railway-track laying machine were set on fire allegedly by Maoists Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh on Friday evening.

 5 vehicles deployed for railway line construction torched by Naxals in Dantewada's Kamalur. Courtesy: ANI news

The incident happened around 7:30 pm near Kamaloor railway station, where track-laying work was underway on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route, a police official told PTI over the phone.

Around two dozen armed ultras reached the construction site and torched the vehicles and the track-laying machine, he said.

The attackers fled after the incident, he said. Bhansi is located around 450 kilometres from Raipur.

After the railway staff informed about the incident, security personnel were rushed to the site.

PTI

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