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Maoists blast tracks in Orissa, goods train service disrupted

Maoists on Monday damaged railway tracks by setting off landmines in Orissa's Sundargarh district bordering Jharkhand, where the ultras have called a 24-hour bandh.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2011 11:26 IST

Maoists on Monday damaged railway tracks by setting off landmines in Orissa's Sundargarh district bordering Jharkhand, where the ultras have called a 24-hour bandh.

The landmines damaged the tracks at two places in the Saranda forest areas bordering Jharkhand, about 80 km from Rourkela, GRP sources said.

The goods train service which transports iron ore to the Rourkela Steel Plant has been suspended.

Buses between Rourkela and Jharkhand also went off the roads.

The tracks were being repaired after the GRP, RPF and Railway Engineering staffs went to the spot.

Maoists of Chotnagpur division have given a 24-hour bandh call on Monday in Jharkhand in support of various demands.