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Naxals set bus on fire near Shimoga

Armed naxals set fire to a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus after asking the passengers and driver to alight from the vehicle on Agumbe-Shringeri route.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2007 05:32 IST
PTI
Hindustantimes

Armed naxals set fire to a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus after asking the passengers and driver to alight from the vehicle on Agumbe-Shringeri route, about 110 km from Shimoga in the early hours of Sunday, police said.

The eight-member naxal group stopped the bus which was proceeding to Bangalore via Shringeri, asked the passengers and driver to get out and set fire to it and fled the scene immediately, leaving the passengers stranded on the road, police sources at Shimoga told PTI.

On getting the information, the Anti-Naxalite Force (ANF) and local police rushed to the spot and made alternative arrangements for the passengers.

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