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Maoists blow up rail tracks, telecom tower in Jharkhand, Bihar

Maoists blew up railway tracks and torched three trucks in Jharkhand and blasted a tower of a private telecom firm besides blocking roads in Bihar during a two-day shutdown called by them in protest against the Centre's decision to crackdown on naxals. Maoist strike shuts down villages in Bihar | Podcastaudio

india Updated: Oct 12, 2009 15:19 IST

Maoists on Monday blew up railway tracks and torched three trucks in Jharkhand and blasted a tower of a private telecom firm besides blocking roads in Bihar during a two-day shutdown called by them in protest against the Centre's decision to crackdown on naxals.

In Jharkhand, Maoists blasted railway tracks at Jharandih in the Coal belt Industrial Chord section in Dhanbad which led
to the Shaktipunj Express and local trains being held up at various points, Senior Public Relations Officer of Dhanbad
Rail Division Amrendra Das said.

A group of 12 armed Maoists also set fire to three trucks in Giridih district's Isri area and blocked the Dumri-Giridih
road with felled trees, Giridih Superintendent of Police Ravi Kant Dhan said.

They also partially damaged a road bridge connecting Dumri to the Grand Trunk Road using explosives, the police
officer said, adding gunshots were heard being fired in the area.

In Bihar, armed Maoists bombed a tower of a private telecom firm with dynamite at Salaiya village and dug roads in
Aurangabad district, officials said.

They also dug up a 15 metre stretch of a road at Chanda village in the district disrupting traffic between Deo and
Dhibra this morning.

The Maoists left behind pamphlets claiming responsibility for the attacks, the sources said.