Militants attacked a goods train by firing at it in central Assam's trouble-torn North Cachar Hills district on Saturday in continuance of their violence here, official sources said. However, none was injured in the shooting.
Unidentified insurgents fired on the goods train in between Wadringdisa and Dautahaka at around 10.45 am when it was proceeding from Lower Haflong to Lumding.
The train was stopped and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) guards in the engine retaliated. It also went in pursit of the extremists, who fled into the nearby thick jungles, the sources said. The train engine was hit by bullets but was not damaged, the sources said.
The identity of the ultras was not immediately ascertained, but the Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) or `Black Widows' are active in the area and had resorted to pre-poll violence targetting trains, railway stations and security forces.
The DHD-J had, however, abstained from violence on the Lok Sabha polls in the district stating "it would not interfere with the democratic process".