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Timeline of major Maoist rail attacks

PTI  Kolkata, May 28, 2010
First Published: 08:42 IST(28/5/2010) | Last Updated: 08:46 IST(28/5/2010)

Maoists triggered a blast on the tracks in West Midnapore district early today, killing at least 20 passengers and leaving over 150 injured.

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Following is the chronology of Maoists' targeting trains in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Apr 22, 2006 - Maoists lay siege to a passenger train in Latehar for eight hours.

May 2008 - Maoists lay siege to a passenger train in Latehar for five hours.

Nov, 2009 - Maoists blow up railway tracks in Simdega district in Jharkhand derailing a passenger train killing two persons and injuring 38 people.

October 27, 2009 - Maoists detain Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express for eight hours during a bandh called by the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA).

May 19, 2010 - Maoists trigger landmine blast on railway tracks near Jhargram in West Midnapore district injuring two drivers of a goods train and leaving the engine damaged.

May 20, 2010 - Fourteen oil tankers of a goods train derail and catch fire after Maoists blow up railway lines between Dighwara and Pipra stations in Bihar under Muzaffarpur-Narkatiyaganj section of East Central Railway.

May 22, 2010 - Two persons, including a policeman, travelling in the Tatanagar-bound Steel Express, injured in crossfire between Maoists and joint forces at Banstala station in West Midnapore district.


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