Naxal attacks in Bihar, Jharkhand ahead of polling

A day before the country goes to poll in the second phase, four naxal attacks took place in Bihar and Jharkhand late on Tuesday night.

The latest incident has happened in Jharkhand this morning, where the Naxals took 700-800 people hostage as they were travelling in a train from Barkana in Jharkhand to Mugalsarai in Uttar Pradesh.

Naxals later freed passengers on board hijacked train.
Three of the attacks were in Bihar, Gaya, Aurangabad and Motihari. Naxals set on fire three oil tankers and five trucks on main GT road in Gaya district in Bihar. One truck driver was shot at who is critical and hospitalised.
Meanwhile, naxals have taken over a polling station in the Aadapur block of Motihari district. They wired it with two bombs.

In Jharkhand, Maoists blew up Utari railway station in Palamu district minutes before Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was to scheduled to pass. Naxals have called for Bihar-Jharkhand bandh on Wednesday.
Naxals blow up community centre in Deo block of Aurangabad district. No causalities have been reported.

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