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Militants trigger blast targetting goods train in Assam

india Updated: Sep 09, 2010 00:30 IST

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Suspected Bodo militants tonight set off a powerful explosion targetting a goods train carrying foodgrains near Udalguri in Assam, derailing ten rakes and the engine and leaving the driver injured.

The militants belonging to Ranjan Daimary faction of Bodo outfit, which is opposed to peace talks with government, triggered the blast at a place between Udalguri and Harisinga, at around 2210 hours, a spokesman of North Frontier Railway said.

The train was going from Rangiya in Kamrup rural district to North Lakhimpur.

The blast also damaged some portions of the rail track.