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Monday, 14 April 2008

Five policemen were killed when about 300 heavily armed Maoists attacked

Five policemen were killed on Sunday when about 300 heavily armed Maoists attacked the Jhajha railway station on Patna-Howrah mainline in Bihar.
Several more were injured, some of them critically. Traffic between Patna and Howrah was disrupted after the attack snapped railway communication links at the station.
There was chaos at the station as passengers scurried for shelter at the station, which comes under Danapur division. All passenger trains passing through Jhajha have been suspended as a precautionary measure, said a senior railway official. The target of the attackers was the government railway police (GRP) station situated at the station. The Maoists swarmed the station on the platform and fired indiscriminately. Before they could respond, four GRP jawans had slumped to the ground. Maoists later carried away weapons, including rifles, SLRs and carbines, besides ammunitions from the GRP armoury. The attack, which came at 6.30pm, also targeted the railway booking office and the RPF post at Jhajha station.

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