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Maoists hijack passenger train in Jharkhand

india Updated: Apr 22, 2009 12:30 IST
Naxals take passenger train hostage in Jharkhand: reports

Naxal strike againAround 200 Maoist rebels hijacked a train with over 400 passengers in Latehar district of Jharkhand on Wednesday morning, a day ahead of the second phase of Lok Sabha polls, police said.

The Barkana to Mughalsarai train was hijacked by the militants at Hehegada railway station.

"We have dispatched forces to rescue the train and ensure safe release of the passengers," Latehar Deputy Commissioner of Police Sarvendu Tathagat told IANS on phone.

Eighteen people, including 10 security personnel, were killed in Maoist violence in the first phase of polls in the same district April 16.