Twin Explosions on Railway Track in Bihar; Train Services Suspended

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By Karuna Chandwani | December 30, 2013 7:02 PM EST

At least two low intensity bombs exploded in Bihar's Katihar district on a railway track between Azamnagar and Khuriyar railway stations on Monday.

There have been no reports of casualties, according to PTI. "No one was injured in the incident," the report said. The railway track maintenance men found two more bombs from the same spot, a police official told the news agency.

The railway authorities were conducting a routine inspection of tracks early in the morning, when the incident happened. "As the track men were trying to find out an unidentified object lying there, which later turned out to be bombs, when the twin explosions took place at bridge pillar number 156/67," Superintendent of Police (SP), Railway, Jitendra Mishra told PTI.

Police officials, along with a bomb disposal squad, have rushed to the spot to sanitize the railway track. "Trains between the two stations have been suspended until the authorities check the tracks thoroughly," Mishra added.

On 2 August, a railway track was blown up by Maoists, 25 km from Gaya district. It was later revealed that the attack was actually targeted at the Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express.

In June, a Intercity passenger train was attacked by over 100 armed Maoists, including women. The train was passing through Jamui station in the naxal-hit district, killing three people and injuring seven others.

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