Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Naxals kill two securitymen in Bihar

Express News Service First Published : 09 Nov 2010 03:45:16 AM IST

PATNA: Just a day before Bihar goes to the polls for the fifth time in this Assembly election, the Naxals carried out multiple attacks in the state.
Officials claim the strikes were meant to enforce the ‘Bharat bandh’ called by the Naxals in Bihar, from November 6 to 9, to protest against the visit of US President Barack Obama.

According to Bihar DGP Neelmani, two members of the bomb disposal squad of the Bihar military police were killed at the Banke Bazar block office in Gaya, while attempting to diffuse a powerful bomb planted by the Naxals.
Also injured in the incident were three mediapersons and two Special Armed Police personnel.

The journalists injured in the incident were two reporters and a cameraperson of the Sahara Samay TV news channel.
The two reporters and SAP personnel have been admitted and the cameraperson is said to be in critical condition.
The Naxals also blew up a section of railway tracks near the Kurhani railway station in Hajipur-Muzaffarpur section.
Ten wagons of good train passing over the destroyed tracks derailed around 3 am on Monday, disrupting rail traffic on the route.
Trains were rerouted to avoid the site of the attack.
Rail traffic was restored only after bomb disposal units checked the line for further possibilities of explosives.
All the attacks have been carried out in the regions going to polls on Tuesday. Security, which was already on high alert in these areas, has been further tightened. Police officials have said that they do not expect any incidents to mar polling.

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