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Terrorist Attacks on Railways in India



Date

Incident

Killed

Injured

2014

January 9

A powerful bomb hurled by the militants exploded at the construction site of a railway line at Nungba area in Tamenglong District of Manipur. No casualty was reported in the powerful explosion which took place.

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January 28

Suspected hill based militants fired two lethod shells under construction tunnel number 27 of the Jiribam-Tupul railway project under Noney Police Station in Tamenglong District of Manipur. No casualties were reported in the attack.

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February 5-6

Suspected Naga underground cadres armed with sophisticated weapons fired at the Tupul (Tamenglong) railway line construction site in Tamenglong District of Manipur, forcing the security personnel to retaliate, after midnight during the intervening night. After exchanging fire for few minutes, the suspected militants slip away, informed a source.

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February 11

Train services were disrupted in lower Assam region due to the 12-hour railway blockade call by the ABSU at Basugaon Station in Chirang District, demanding resolution of the 'Bodoland' issue.

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March 1

Supporters of NCHISF, which has given the Dima Hasao bandh (general strike) call, set ablaze a railway bridge near Migrendisa Station under Haflong Police Station in Dima Hasao District of Assam during its 100 hour bandh. Railway communication was completely disrupted between Lumding (Nagaon District) and Badarpur (Karimganj District) with the bandh supporters also damaging the tracks near Bageter station in Dima Hasao District, the Police said.

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March 2

Police wielded batons on protesters to remove them from the tracks at Fakiragram junction in Kokrajhar District which left one agitator and at least five Police personnel injured. The SJAM, a conglomeration of 19 non-Bodo organizations, stopped movement of trains through BTAD as a part of its eight-hour blockade opposing the formation of the appointment of one member G K Pillai panel and creation of Bodoland.

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March 9

Suspected cadres of the ZUF and 6 IRB battalion personnel exchanged fire when ZUF attacked the post of 6 IRB battalion located near a railway tunnel construction site at Tupul in Tamenglong District of Manipur. No casualty was reported in the gunfight which reportedly lasted for a few minutes.

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March 27

Train services between Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi in Bihar were disrupted following a bomb explosion triggered by CPI-Maoist on the railway track.

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March 29

Three wagons of a goods train and its engine got derailed after Maoists allegedly ruptured a railway track in Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh.

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April 17

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a stretch of railway track between Dania Railway Station in Bokaro of Jharkhand and Jageshwar Station of Bihar under South Eastern Railway in Bokaro District disrupting train services.

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May 1

One passenger, identified as Swathi died and nine others were injured in a bomb blast in the Guwahati-Bangalore Express train stationed at the Chennai Central Station.

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May 14

Thirteen bogies and two engines of a freight train derailed and fell from a bridge in Bastar District after suspected CPI-Maoist cadres removed fishplates from the tracks on Vishakhapatnam-Kirandul route. However, no injuries were reported.

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June 25

At least four passengers were killed and eight injured as twelve coaches of New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Golden Ganj Station around Chapra in Saran District of Bihar. Even as the Indian Railways suspected CPI-Maoist sabotage behind the derailment, the State Government ruled out any extremist link with the derailment.

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8

2013

April 6

Maoists blew up railway tracks in Latehar District, Jharkhand half-an-hour before scheduled passage of the Rajdhani Express.

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April 6

CPI-Maoist blew up a railway track between Hajipur and Sarai stations in Vaishali District (also known as Hajipur), hitting train services in Bihar.

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June 13

A group of around 200 CPI-Maoist cadres targeted the Dhanbad-Patna Intercity Express at the Bhalui halt near Jamui District in Bihar.

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June 25

Suspected tribal militants abducted the supervisor of a firm working on a railway project in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills District, bordering Assam. J. Narayan Rai, the supervisor of Rajpat MKJ Engineering was abducted at gun point by six unidentified armed men between Tilapara and Bakenang area under Mendipathar police station, a Police official said.

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August 1

A person identified as, Gautam Timung, was killed in Police firing when protester tried to remove a portion of railway lines at a place between Doldoli and Dhansiri on the Diphu-Dimapur line in Karbi Anglong District. Earlier, the rail-tracks along the same stretch were repaired following the removal of another portion. The protesters were demanding the creation of an "autonomous state" comprising Karbi Anglong District in Assam.

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August 2

CPI-Maoist blew up a railway track near Gaya District of Bihar disrupting traffic on the Gaya-Mugalsari route of East Central Railway. Gaya Railway DSP Sunil Kumar said that the explosion on the track between Taraiya and Guraru railway station occurred around 11 pm barely 20 minutes after the pilot engine of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani train crossed the area.

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August 2

A 600-metre portion of railway line was uprooted by the protesters at Langsoliat, between the Diphu and Borlangpher rail stations, causing temporary suspension of rail services.

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August 21

A small portion of railway line was damaged when a landmine planted by the Maoists went off in Harichandanpur area of Keonjhar District of Odisha. Since only a small portion of the track was damaged, train services on the route remained unaffected. A detonator and some wire were recovered from the spot.

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September 5

A passenger train was cancelled and rail services were disrupted for over four hours as activists of the ANC blocked the tracks at Kokrajhar railway station to demand Scheduled Tribe status for several ethnic communities in the State.

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September 29

At least four workers engaged in the tunnelling of Jiribam (Imphal East District of Manipur) to Tupul (Tamenglong District) railway line construction sustained injuries when a bomb planted by suspected militants exploded in front of the tunnel no. 8.

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October 6

Seven labourers of Coastal Project Limited engaged in the Jiribam-Tupul railway project have been injured when unidentified persons triggered a bomb blast near Kambiron in Tamenglong District of manipur.

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November 30

Three Policemen were killed and two others injured as 20-odd cadres of CPI-Maoist attacked a Police team escorting the Patna-bound Sahebganj-Danapur Intercity Express near Jamalpur city in Munger District.

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December 14

Suspected militants attacked a camp of labourers engaged in the construction work of Imphal-Jiribam railway line at Thingou village, Tamenglong District of Manipur. One hill based militant group attacked the camp using automatic rifles and grenades at around 5 pm. There was no casualty.

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December 27

Train services in the Northeast were affected for several hours following a threat by the KLO militants in the lower Assam districts. Following a rumor that a suspicious-looking object was found on the railway tracks between Fakiragram and Kokrajhar railway stations in Kokrajhar District, train services were stopped.

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December 30

Two low-intensity bombs exploded at bridge pillar number 156/67 on the railway track between Azamnagar and Khuriyar stations in Bihar's Katihar District.

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December 30

Two low-intensity bombs exploded at bridge pillar number 156/67 on the railway track between Azamnagar and Khuriyar stations in Bihar's Katihar District.

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2012

February 16

Around 50 cadres of JJSM, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, attacked the Tori railway siding of the CCL in Latehar District, Jharkhand

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March 21

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast at a railway track and set afire two mobile phone towers and a tractor in Jamui District, of Bihar. A group of heavily armed Maoists triggered a blast at the railway track near Narganju rail station, disrupting train services. In Sanowar area, the Maoists set ablaze two mobile phone towers and a tractor.

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April 19

Explosion took place at the Bhajau-Longpotia railway tracks in Sivasagar District of Assam.

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May 17

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the main railway tracks between New Delhi-Howrah route. According to information, Maoists attacked on railway track near Gurap Railway station in Hooghly District during wee hours. This has affected movements of train.

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2011

January 9

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a cabin signal point of Bandamunda railway station of Sundergarh District in Orissa

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January 25

A powerful bomb planted by unidentified militants on a rail bridge exploded damaging a portion of the tracks and derailing a goods train in North Cachar Hills (Dima Hasao) District in Assam.

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February 7

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up railway tracks at two different places in Jharkhand.

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February 10

Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up railway tracks between Kurhni and Turkey Railway stations in Muzaffarpur District in Bihar.

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0

February 17

The restrictions on movement of passenger trains during night in CPI-Maoist affected areas of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand will continue till February 24, a Railway statement said

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0

March 3

The restrictions on passenger trains at night in CPI-Maoist areas of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand will continue till March 10, the South Eastern Railway (SER) said.

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April 27

Two persons have been arrested following a case lodged by the Railway Police for issuing threat call that the CPI-Maoist will blow up the Narkatiaganj Railway Station in West Champaran District in Bihar.

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0
May 12

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a rail track in Bokaro District in Jharkhand.

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May 21

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast damaging a stretch of railway track at a place between Renjeda and Roxy in Sundargarh District in Orissa.

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0
June 16

The CPI-Maoist cadres in a bid to blow up the railway tracks were able to damage only two slabs near the Mohammadganj Railway Station in Palamau District in Jharkhand.

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0
June 16

A contingent of 40/50 armed Maoists attacked the Nadaul railway station and set ablaze a part of the railway station in Jehanabad District in Bihar.

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June 17

SFs recovered a powerful IED attached to a programmable timer device from the Guwahati-bound 5657 UP Kanchanjunga Express near Kamakhya station in Guwahati in Assam.

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0
June 20

An armed squad of over 70 CPI-Maoist blew up railway tracks and trapped a pilot engine with two RPF Policemen, killing one of them in a bid to loot weapons, between Dumri-Bihar and Dania railway stations near Jhumra Hills in Bokaro District in Jharkhand.

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0
July 4

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist trigged two IEDs blowing up railway tracks between Rengada and Roxy stations of Sundargarh District in Orissa.

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0
July 10

105 passengers were injured as an explosion took place at about 8:30 pm in the night of near Dhatkuchi located between the Rangia and Ghagrapar rail stations in Assam.

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105
August 1

Suspected NDFB-PTF militants damaged portions of railway tracks resulting in the derailment of 11 wagons of a Guwahati-bound goods train in between Kokrajhar and Fakiragram in Kokrajhar District in Assam.

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August 6

An armed squad of the CPI-Maoist comprising nine to 10 cadres raided a railway construction site at Posaita near Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand and set ablaze seven construction equipments.

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0
August 12

SFs recovered a powerful IED weighing almost 5 kilograms from a suspected NDFB-ATF militant Kumud Gwayari (25) at Pancharatna railway station in Goalpara District in Assam.

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0
August 15

Suspected militants of the ULFA-ATF blew up a railway track in Darrangiri near Goalpara Town in Assam.

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0
September 27

Cadres of the CPI-Maois blew up a portion of rail tracks near Bhansi railway station in Dantewada District causing disruption in train services.

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October 5

Unidentified militants fired at a goods train, setting ablaze its engine and injuring the driver at a remote place between Lower Haflong and Maigrendisa Railway stations in Dima Hasao District in Assam.

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1
November 8

SFs recovered three IEDs on railway tracks between Mahur and Paiding stations in Dima Hasao District in Assam.

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0
December 4

Gomia and Dumri railway stations of the East Central Railway in Bokaro District

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0
December 4

Maoists blasted tracks between Hehegara and Chhipadohar railway stations in Latehar District

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0

2010

July 17

Train services between Rourkela-Bimlagarh sections in Orissa's Sundargarh District were affected for about eight hours following Maoist threat, official sources said. About 12 Maoists stormed into Bimalagarh railway station, about 160 kilometres from Rourkela midnight and threatened station manager, Santosh Kumar and other staff members to suspend train services or face the consequences.

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0

July 11

The Maoists damaged rail tracks up to 30 metres between Bhansi and Bacheli railway stations in the Waltair division of the East Coast Railway.

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July 7

At least one person was killed and six wounded in an explosion on a railway track at Babubil in Kokrajhar District that ripped apart a coach of a passenger train, officials said. Police blamed the NDFB for the blast. The train blast took place even as the Assam Government in the evening of July 7 evening sounded an alert with intelligence inputs of serial explosions by the NDFB. A Police spokesperson said radio intercepts of the NDFB revealed a plan to trigger a wave of blasts across Assam, mainly targeting trains, bridges, and other vital installations, besides Security Forces and public places.

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23

July 7

The CPI-Maoist blew up the station building and relay room at Hehegarha railway station. Two cabinmen were kidnapped but released later. Police engaged the Maoists in a gunbattle in Hehegarha. At least one Policeman was killed in the crossfire.

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0

June 14

Over 200 armed cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) attacked Islampur railway station in Gaya District and abducted the station master and two other railway employees.

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0

June 7

Government Railway Police personnel recovered 281 pieces of gelatine sticks and 10 pieces of detonators from the platform of the Hazaribagh Road railway station on the Howrah-New Delhi main line in Giridih District.

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0

May 28

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast on railway track causing derailment of 13 coaches of the Howrah-Kurla (Kolkata to Mumbai) Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations near Jhargram in West Midnapore District.

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May 22

The cadres of CPI-Maoist fired at the Steel Express, which runs between Howrah and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), while it was passing through Banstala station near Jhargram in West Medinapur District. One passenger who was standing near the train's door reportedly suffered a bullet injury. There were also reports of Security Personnel getting injured.

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May 20

Around 200 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the railway line with dynamites at Chintamani village between Dighwara and Pipra stations in West Champaran District causing derailment and burning of fourteen oil tankers of the goods train.

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May 18

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast on a railway track at Khatkhura halt station near Jhargram in West Midnapore District, injuring two drivers of a goods train and leaving the engine of the freight train damaged.

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0

May 18

More than 12 heavily armed Maoists planted two can bombs weighing more than 5 kilograms each on the railway tracks at level crossing between Guraru and Ismailpur stations in Gaya. Subsequently, they assaulted Basu Deo Yadav, the gangman present there, and also put up posters nearby. Undeterred by the assault, the gangman alerted senior officials and the bombs were removed.

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May 7

The CPI-Maoist cadres caused derailment of four bogies of Sealdah-Balia Express (3105) near Chaksikandar on the Hajipur-Barauni section in Samastipur District.

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May 6

The CPI-Maoist cadres damaged railway tracks in Muzaffarpur District to enforce their 48-hour north Bihar bandh (shutdown). Two sleepers were damaged and at least 25 clippers removed between Kurahni and Turki stations on Muzaffarpur- Hajipur section of the East Central Railway affecting rail traffic.

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0

April 27

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a railway track at Puturia between Midnapore and Bhadutala stations near Midnapore town in West Midnapore District during their general shutdown.

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April 19

Three engines and 14 bogies of a goods train, laden with iron ore, derailed as the track near Tilabjhodi village in Bastar District was found uprooted by unidentified persons. Though no literature or posters were found from the site, Police are probing whether Naxals were behind the incident.

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0

April 19

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two pump houses at Karrampada area in West Singbhum District affecting water supply to the area. One pump house belonged to Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and the other to the Railways.

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0

April 1

Militants blew up about three metres of railway track in Pulwama District

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March 30

The East Central Railway (ECR) cancelled four trains, changed the routes of two trains and imposed a speed restriction for Rajdhani Express trains, due to the CPI-Maoist shutdown to protest the Operation Green Hunt.

0
0

March 23

In Latehar District, the Maoists blew up a metre of track between Chhipa Dohar and Hehegarha railway stations.

0
0

March 23

A schoolbag packed with dynamite sticks and Maoist posters was recovered in Howrah District from the toilet of a general compartment of the DN 210 Joynagar Express coming from Bihar to Howrah.

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March 22

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered an explosion on the railway tracks between Kasta and Paraiya stations in Gaya District during 48-hour bandh (shutdown). This resulted into derailing of seven coaches and engine of the 2445 up Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. There was no casualty or serious injury.

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March 22

The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered two blasts between Birsa and Bongomunda stations near Rourkela resulting in the derailment of a goods train and disrupting train services on the Mumbai-Howrah route.

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0

March 22

Suspected Maoists blew up railway tracks between Kokpara and Dalbhumgarh railway stations in East Singhbhum District disrupting railway traffic in Kharagpur section, as part of their 48-hour bandh (shutdown) in seven States.

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0

March 22

The Maoists also triggered landmine blasts on railway tracks between Jhargram and Gidhni in West Midnapore District.

0
0

February 10

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a portion of railway tracks between Bisra and Bhalulata railway stations at around 2 am causing derailment of a goods train and disrupting train services on the Howrah-Mumbai route.

0
0

February 9

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the Howrah-Delhi railway track at Narganjo railway station in Jamui. The Maoists blew up a track in the same area just two days ago.

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0

February 9

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a stretch of railway track under Nimiaghat Police station in Giridih District during their 72-hour shutdown, affecting train services.

0
0

February 7

The CPI-Maoist blew up railway tracks to enforce their 72-hour bandh (general shut down) near Rajla station on Jhaja-Jasidih section of East Central Railway in Jamui District. The blast damaged railway tracks up to a stretch of about four metres on the down line and two metres on the up line. The train movement was consequently paralyzed completely for about 10-12 hours

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0

January 28

A low-intensity explosion was triggered by suspected militants on the tracks between the tribal majority Sungajan area and Bokajan stations in Golaghat District, causing minor damage to a goods train.

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0

January 24

Suspected cadres of anti-talks faction of the NDFB exploded a bomb on the railway tracks at Deka Mising Gaon under Simenchapari outpost in Dhemaji District.

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0

January 18

Over 100 CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a railway track near Nadaul railway station in the Jehanabad District. The Maoists were enforcing a one-day strike on January 18 in their strongholds to protest the arrest of their senior leader Subodhji alias Anand, police said.

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January 17

The Maoists carried out attacks at four places in Gaya and Aurangabad Districts in the night of January 17. Besides setting ablaze a truck on Grand Trunk Road, near Amas, they set ablaze railway property at Rafiganj and blew cell phone towers under Gaya's Gurua and Guraru Police Stations. The extremists also fired several dozen rounds on the national highway. According to reports, heavily armed Maoists raided the PWI store of the railways near Rafiganj station and set ablaze wooden sleepers.

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0

January 5

The Maoists blew up railway tracks near Mohammadpur station in Palamu District disrupting train services between Garhwa Road and Sone Nagar stations.

January 4

The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has cut down iron ore transportation by 35 percent daily since January 1 as railway authorities have cancelled movement of goods trains during the night due to a shutdown call by the CPI-Maoist in Chhattisgarh.

January 2

Train services in the Kharagpur-Tatanagar route of South-Eastern railway were disrupted after a landmine hoax created panic in West Midnapore District.

January 1

The 8th Maratha Regiment recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted under the Chalingi Railway Bridge in between Gohpur and Dubic Railway Station in the Sonitpur District.

2009

 

December 30, 2009

Passengers of the New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express had a narrow escape as suspected CPI-Maoist cadres removed the connectors between two tracks on a 400 metre stretch near Gidni station in West Bengal just before the train was to cross the area,. Patrolling railway men detected a group of people removing the pandoral clips, connectors between two tracks, and trying to bend the line near Gidni at around 1.15am (IST), a South Eastern Railway Spokesman said.  They immediately informed railway authorities at Gidni station following which movement of trains was stopped.  Train movement was restored after six hours, the spokesman said.

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0

December 5, 2009

Police recovered two hand grenades at an abandoned area near the Udalguri railway station in Udalguri District.

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0

November 29, 2009

Maoists blew up a room of the Mahubuang Railway Station in Simdega District. In addition, Maoists blew up the railway track between the Jageswar and Dania Stations in Bokaro District.

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0

November 24, 2009

SFs recovered a powerful IED near the railway tracks at Khoirabari Railway Station under Khoirabari Police Station in the Udalguri District.

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November 20, 2009

Eight bogies of the Tata-Bilaspur passenger train derailed after the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres blew up railway tracks in the night of November 19 in West Singhbhum District. Railway minister Mamata Banerjee said that the train comprised 10 coaches of which five derailed and three toppled over as also the engine. She said two bodies were found in a overturned bogie, while 47 passengers were injured. Six passengers were trapped in another capsized bogie. Three passengers have been rescued so far as rescuers were using gas cutters to gain entry to the coaches, three of which were badly damaged, Banerjee added.

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November 17, 2009

Suspected ULFA militants blew up a petrol-laden train at Changpool in the Golaghat District. The train was bound for the State of Uttar Pradesh from the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL). A railway spokesperson said that the train with 48 wagons of high-speed diesel and petrol from the NRL caught fire near Changpool. At least 20 wagons went up in flames and a loss of INR 100 million has been estimated, officials said. "We initially thought that the fire broke out after the train jumped the rails. But now we believe that it was because of a powerful explosion on the rail track. We have managed to recover wires and other materials used in triggering blasts from the site," a senior Assam Police official said. At least 10 more wagons were derailed and the petroleum product spilled on to the ground. The area is a stronghold of both the ULFA and AANLA.

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October 28, 2009

A bomb was found on the railway tracks in the Simdega District, disrupting train services, Police said. The five kilograms bomb was discovered near Bano railway station in Simdega, nearly 200 kilometres from State capital Ranchi, by railway authorities. Consequently, two trains were halted at Bano and two trains were cancelled.

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October 27, 2009

Armed cadres of the People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) as well as that of the CPI-Maoist laid siege to the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express at Banstala Railway Station, eight kilometres from Jhargram town in West Midnapore District. The Security Forces rushing to the site for rescue operation were ambushed by the Maoists, triggering an encounter in which two PCPA men were killed and a Policeman was injured. After the gunfight, the PCPA cadres and the Maoists managed to escape. The Security Forces later reached the spot at 7.30pm (IST) and the train left an hour later. The PCPA cadres were demanding the release of Chhatradhar Mahato, the PCPA leader, who was arrested on September 26. Earlier at around 2:30pm, the Maoists held the train driver hostage and encircled the train for about five hours at Banstala. Some passengers were also injured in brick-batting. The driver and his assistant - initially taken to a building near the station - were later released.

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1

October 27, 2009

An indefinite shutdown called by a pro-Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) organisation affected normal life in five districts of Jharkhand on October 27. The shutdown was effective in Ranchi, Ramgarh, Gumla and Simdoga Districts. Vehicular traffic and the rail traffic were particularly affected.

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October 13, 2009

Maoists blew up a section of the rail track between Jogeshwar Bihar and Dania which resulted in damage to the overhead equipment. According to railway sources, a night patrolman had noticed a three-foot hole, presumably dug for planting explosives, in the down track near the Karmabad station. Further, in the afternoon, a freight train was derailed near Mahua Milan in the Latehar District.

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October 12, 2009

The Maoists set ablaze a rail office at Banshipur station of Lakhisarai District. In a midnight attack, around 150 extremists stormed the railway station in the important Patna-Kiul-Jhajha section under the Danapur division of the East Central Railway and set ablaze a railway panel room besides destroying the traffic control system, railway officials said. Rail traffic in the section was halted for over six hours as a result, they said, adding the extremists stormed the station and took six railway officials, the station master and assistant station master on duty as hostages but let them off after warning them of dire consequences if they did not follow the extremists' diktat to stop movement of trains during their agitation, the officials said.

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October 12, 2009

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a stretch of railway track and set ablaze three trucks in Jharkhand. "They (Maoists) blew up a stretch of railway track around 2.30 am at Jharandih in the Coal belt Industrial Chord section in Dhanbad," Senior Public Relations Officer of the Dhanbad Rail Division, Amrendra Das, told PTI in Dhanbad. The Shaktipunj Express was held up due to blast, he added.

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October 3, 2009

The CPI-Maoist blew up a railway track in the West Singhbhum District at the Jharkhand-West Bengal border. The extremists blew up the railway track near Maharesal railway station under Chakradhapur railway division at around 4.30am (IST). The Maoists have called for a nationwide strike on October 3 to protest the arrests of senior leaders Kobad Ghandy and Chhatradhar Mahato.

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September 23, 2009

A newly floated armed extremist outfit, Shashtra Kranti Committee (SKC), raided a railway construction site in the Chatra District and set ablaze equipment worth more than INR 10000000. A Kolkata (West Bengal)-based firm, Khazana Construction Company, has been entrusted with the task of laying railway tracks at Kahalari Pilara in the Simaria area of the District. Around 10pm (IST), a group of six gun-wielding men surrounded the site and asked employees to cease work. When the manager Hem Yadav protested, they overpowered him and tied his hands. Five workers were held at gunpoint. The extremists then emptied the petrol tank of a machine at the construction site and set ablaze several other equipments worth INR 1.25 crore.

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0

September 23, 2009

Naxalites attacked five separate locations in Bihar and Jharkhand in a span of four hours, targeting communication towers, Government vehicles and railway stations in a bid to bring the State machinery to a complete halt.

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September 20, 2009

Personnel of the GRP escorting the Silchar-Agartala special train recovered 320 gelatines sticks and 80 metres of fuse wire from two persons. According to Brajenjit Singha of the GRP, the seizure was made between Badarpur and Karimganj railway stations. The arrested persons were identified as Henry Vanlalnghaka (25) and Lalthasanga (24).

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September 10, 2009

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered about a dozen explosions blowing up railway tracks and at least four Government buildings in the Sundargarh District in the early morning. The Maoists had called for a 24-hour shutdown in the District to demand the release of 30 people who were arrested on August 29 on the suspicion that they were Maoists. The extremists blasted railway tracks at around seven places between Bimlagarh and Patangi, Police said. They also blew up an abandoned Police station building at Kalta, another building where a CRPF camp was functioning earlier, a community centre and office building of the CITU, Police said, adding they also set ablaze a truck. The Maoists also abducted five railway employees, including the stationmaster, from the Topadiha station in the District during the raid.

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0

August 26, 2009

SFs rescued abducted railway engineer Sanjay Kumar Lama (43) from a village, three kilometres north-east of Batasipara in the Sonitpur District. He was abducted by four suspected militants belonging to the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB. The outfit had demanded INR 15 million and suspension of operations by the SFs in the area for his release. Police, however, claimed that no ransom was paid.

0
0

August 25, 2009

More than 20 heavily armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Roxy railway station, located in a remote place under K. Bolang Police Station area in Sundergarh District, and blew it up after asking the employees to move out. The Maoists also abducted three persons, including the Station Master, besides setting ablaze around 15 vehicles parked near the small railway station used primarily for iron ore transportation, Police said. The station is used for transporting iron ore to the Rourkela Steel Plant. Later the three railways employees, who were held captive by the Maoists for over three hours, were released with a warning not to run trains during a shutdown.

0
0

August 25, 2009

A group of 15 armed Maoists attacked Bhalulata Railway station, 25 kilometres from Rourkela, but could not blow up the building as the explosive device did not go off.

0
0

August 25, 2009

The Maoists attacked the Ismailpur railway station under Gaya-Mughalsarai rail section and abducted station manager and other railway staff.

0
0

August 25, 2009

Maoists blew up railway tracks between Goelkera and Sonua stations under the Chakradharpur division at around 10.30pm (IST). Though the explosion did not cause much damage, it affected the movement of trains.

0
0

August 24, 2009

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a railway track in the Latehar District. Train services were, consequently, disrupted between the Barwadih-Barkakana route following the incident. About 20 insurgents exploded the track between Kumundi and Hehegarha railway stations, about 150 kilometers from capital Ranchi, the Latehar Railway Station Master P.N. Tiwari said. The blast occurred at 6:30am after the Rajdhani Express crossed the spot at 5:30am. Latehar Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Diwedi, however, said the blast was not targeted at any train.

0
0

August 9, 2009

Suspected militants of the ULFA triggered a low-intensity explosion on a railway track at Harimura, around six kilometres from the Goalpara railway station in Goalpara District, damaging five sleepers. However, there were no casualties. The explosive went off ahead of a Guwahati-bound goods train. Sources said the driver had heard the blast and slowed the train. Railway sources said the train moved on after the sleepers were replaced. Police sources suspect that the Saraighat Express might have been the target of the blast.

0
0

August 8, 2009

The suspected militants of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB abducted a section engineer of Northeast Frontier Railway while he was supervising the construction of a bridge at Batasipara under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur District. The Superintendent of Police, Sonitpur, Surinder Kumar, said over phone that two suspected NDFB cadres whisked away Sanjay Kumar Lama when he was working at the site around noon. Police quoted eyewitnesses as saying that two youths on a bike whisked away Lama.

0
0

July 17, 2009

Police recovered landmine, weighing 20-kilograms, which was planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres under a bridge on the outskirts of capital Ranchi. According to Police, a search team was sent to the spot following an intelligence tip-off and it found the landmine near the Ganghat railway station, around 30 kilometres from Ranchi. The bomb disposal team later successfully defused the landmine.

0
0

June 25, 2009

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist damaged a signal panel of a railway station at Kakiriguma village in Koraput District. The attacks occurred in the back of the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaramís visit to the region later in the evening to review the Police preparedness in combating the Maoists.

0
0

June 13, 2009

Maoists blew up railway track near Chandiposh railway station, some 30 km from the steel city of Rourkela in Sundergarh District, R.K. Bal, the District Superintendent of Police (Railway), told. The blast occurred minutes after a goods train crossed the area, he said, adding that no body was injured.

0
0

May 28, 2009

Suspected militants removed 41 sleepers from the rail track between Disaobra and Langting stations on the Lumding-Badarpur line.

0
0

May 22, 2009

A group of eight militants of the BW outfit attacked a goods train in the North Cachar Hills District. Police sources said the Badarpur-bound train from Lumding was attacked between the Langting and Dijaobra stations. Two railway personnel, including an assistant engineer, three personnel of the India Reserve Battalion and seven constables of Assam Police were injured in the attack. The militants fled when "the security personnel inside the heavily fortified goods train retaliated strongly," a Maibong Police source said.

0
12

May 19, 2009

Unidentified BW militants opened fired upon a heavily fortified goods train coming from Lumding and bound for Lower Haflong. The attack took place between Mahur and Phaiding railway stations in the same District. The SFs retaliated by firing about 10 rounds on the six-odd militants who fled away into the nearby hills. However, nobody was injured in the attack.

0
0

May 13, 2009

The movement of two goods trains on the Lumding-Badarpur route was stopped following an attack by unidentified militants. Railway sources informed that militants removed the fish plate and rail clip of a goods train between Dihakhu and Langping stations in North Cachar Hill District.

0
0

May 12, 2009

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted three railway officials, including the station master, of Hendegiri station in the Latehar District. "A group of armed Maoists raided the station on Tuesday night and abducted station master Lalit Prasad, Deputy Station Master Anil Kumar and Assistant Station Master S. K. Tete," Divisional Railway Manager (Dhanbad division) A. K. Gupta said. Three other employees of the railway station located about 140 kilometres from capital Ranchi were also abducted but later freed, Gupta added.

0
0

May 7, 2009

Black Widow militants blew up a goods train at a place between Diaojabra and Langting railway stations in North Cachar Hills District in the morning. The train was on its way to Badarpur from Lumding. Reports indicated that there were two "blasts on the tracks followed by firing by militants". Ten wagons of the train derailed and one soldier and a few railway staff sustained minor injuries in the incident. The deputy 'commander-in-chief' of the BW, Daniel Dimasa, called up journalists claiming responsibility for the attack.

0
1

May 3, 2009

An assistant driver of the Dimapur BG Express sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device exploded on the railway track near Diphu railway station in Karbi Anglong District.

0
1

April 26, 2009

Three SF personnel were injured when suspected BW militants ambushed the ration-loaded relief trains at two separate incidents in North Cachar Hills. Police said at least a dozen BW militants, hiding atop the Barail range, fired at the engine and brake-van of the relief train between the Mahur and Migrengdisa railway stations in North Cachar Hills. When the SF personnel on board retaliated, the militants ran away. The ambush site is about 92 kilometers from Lumding. The other relief train was attacked at Bagetar, 74 kilometres from the Badarpur station in the same District. There was no report of casualties in this incident.

0
3

April 23, 2009

Maoists attacked a CRPF camp and blew up the Chiyanki railway station in Palamau District. They also bombed the outer cabin of the railway station. The cabin man and porter have been missing since the attack.

0
0

April 21, 2009

A group of over 50 Maoists bombed the Utari Road railway station and also destroyed a nearby track in the Palamau District late. Police said the militants had planned to target the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, which was to pass through the station 30 minutes after the blast.

0
0

April 19, 2009

One Railway Protection Security Force (RPSF) trooper, identified as Constable Atul Kumar, and a porter, Ranjit Kumar Kanujia, sustained injuries when unidentified militants attacked the RPSF camp near Harangajao railway station in North Cachar Hills District.

0
2

April 12, 2009

BW militants attacked the RPF personnel guarding railway property in the North Cachar Hills District. Official sources said the militants attacked RPF personnel guarding the Dautohaja station under Mahur Police Station. The RPF personnel along with Army personnel who were inside the station retaliated and an encounter followed but the militants managed to escape. No loss of life or damage to the property was reported.

0
0

April 10, 2009

The BW militants opened indiscriminate fire on the Badarpur-Lumding Barak Express train in North Cachar Hills District. The attack occurred near Wadrengdisha between Haflong and Maibong railway stations, 30 kilometres from the District headquarters Haflong. The slain paramilitary personnel was identified as A.K. Tiwari of the 144th battalion of the CRPF.

1
17

March 24, 2009

The Northeast Frontier Railway withdrew train services from the Lumding-Silchar section after an unsuccessful attempt by militants to blow up tracks in North Cachar Hills District.

0
0

March 21, 2009

A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the railway tracks between the Buraru and Pairayya stations of Gaya District. The blast uprooted both the up and down tracks and damaged the overhead traction wires.

0
0

March 1, 2009

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up 150 feet of railway tracks at Bhalui halt between Kiul and Jhajha in the Jamui District on the Howrah-Delhi mainline.

0
0

February 28, 2009

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two railway stations on the Howrah-Mumbai and Rourkela-Barasuan section in the Sundergarh District. While one group of around 70 Maoists, including some women, blew up the Bhalulata railway station, another group of Maoists attacked the railway station at Chandiposh on Rourkela-Barasuan section. Maoists also abducted two railway officials from Chandiposh.

0
0

February 28, 2009

About 24 armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a railway station in the Munger District after asking people to move out.

0
0

February 25, 2009

The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead two Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables and injured two others while snatching their weapons at Barabhum railway station in the Purulia District about 10 kilometres from the Jharkhand border. The deceased constables were identified as N.B.N. Ansari and S.R. Majhi. The incident occurred when the 3302 Subarnarekha Express (Tatanagar to Dhanbad) entered Barabhum station at around 2.20 pm (IST). The constables were returning in the brake-van at the rear of the train after escorting a cash consignment to Tatanagar. The assailants, who apparently knew the constables were in it, went up to the coach and opened fire at them.

2
2

January 27, 2009

An IED of 3.5 kilograms was recovered from a railway track at 459/2 km point between Bhojo and Longpatia railway stations.

0
0

January 24, 2009

Army personnel recovered two high intensity bombs near Gohpur railway station in the Sonitpur District. "The bombs were probably to be ferried to Guwahati by train," said an unnamed Police Official at Gohpur Police Station.

0
0

January 4, 2009

Three bogies of a goods train coming from Badarpur to Lumding were derailed and around 40 metres of track damaged, when the suspected Black Widow (BW) militants triggered a bomb blast on the railway track between Harangajao and Mailongdisa railway stations in the North Cachar Hills District. Train services in the Hill section were affected due to the blast

0
0
2008  

December 24, 2008

A low-intensity bomb exploded on the rail tracks near Bokajan in the Karbi Anglong District of Assam

0
0

December 1, 2008

A bomb blast suspected to have been triggered by the KLNLF in a passenger train at Diphu railway station in the Karbi Anglong District of Assam

3
30

May 12, 2008

Black Widow militants attacked railway workers engaged in a construction site at Migrendisa under Haflong Police station in the North Cachar Hills District of Assam

2
1

April 26, 2008

A railway labourer is killed and an engineer is abducted by a group of 15 NLFT militants at Atharomura railway tunnel site under Mungiakami Police station in the West Tripura District

1
0

March 24, 2008

Black Widow militants attacked the Harangajao railway station in the North Cachar Hills District of Assam

3
2

March 12, 2008

A bomb blast occurred at the Udalguri railway station in the Udalguri District of Assam

0
0

January 12, 2008

Suspected ULFA militants lobbed grenades on railway workers at Rongsal in the Dibrugarh District of Assam

0
4

December 18, 2007

A group of armed militants of the Black Widow attacked the camp at Phiding Railway Station in the North Cachar Hill District in Assam

2
5

December 13, 2007

A bomb blast carried out by suspected ANLA militants in a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express train in Golaghat District in Assam

5
4

July 19, 2007

A bomb planted by unidentified militants exploded near Udalguri railway station in the Udalguri District of Assam

0
1

March 15, 2007

The ULFA explodes a bomb on a power transformer near Borigaon Chaiding railway crossing causing a five-feet crater on the ground in the Jorhat District of Assam.

0
0

February 18, 2007

Two improvised explosive device (IED) blasts in two coaches of Samjhauta Express, the Delhi-Attari special train for Lahore, at Deewana near Panipat in Haryana

67
50

February 9, 2007

IED explosion at the Kamakhya railway station in Guwahati, Assam

0
0

January 22, 2007

Blast at railway track between the Diphu and Nailalong Railway stations at Karbi Anglong in Assam

0
0

January 21, 2007

Blast at a railway station in Bongaigaon, Assam

0
5

January 6, 2007

Explosion at railway bridge near Bithilangso village in Karbi Anglong

0
0

December 5, 2006

A blast at the broad gauge railway track, between Daldali and Diphu railway stations, Karbi Anglong

0
0

November 20, 2006

A bomb blast inside a compartment of the Haldibari-Siliguri Passenger train at Belacoba station in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.

10
50

July 11, 2006

Seven bomb blasts at seven locations in local trains across Mumbai city.

228
890

March 7, 2006

A blast at the Cantonment Railway Station in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

6
0

February 19, 2006

Bomb blast at Platform No.2 of the Kalpur Railway Station in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

0
25
August 10 , 2005

Explosion at railway track near Tihu railway station in Nalbari, Assam

0
0

August 10, 2005

Blast at railway track between Bunda and Sapadenga near Guwahati, Assam

0
0

July 28, 2005

Bomb blasts in the general compartment of Shramjeevi Express near Hariharpur railway crossing at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh

9
50

May 20, 2005

IED explosions at railway tracks near Gossaigaon in the Kokrajhar district of Assam

0
2

January 2, 2004

Two suicide squad terrorists attack ed the Jammu Railway Station

6
15

June 19, 2004

Blast at the Ultapur railway station in the Tinsukia district of Assam

0
1

October 26, 2003

Blast at railway tracks at Samba in Jammu and Kashmir

0
0

March 13, 2003

Bomb blast at the Mulund Railway Station in Mumbai

11
80

December 6, 2002

Bomb blast at the Mumbai Central railway station

0
25

December 6, 2002

Blast the Mumbai Central railway station

0
25

August 7, 2001

Bomb blast at the Jammu Railway Station

12
29

February 10, 2000

Bomb blasts at Shalimar Express in Satwal, Jammu & Kashmir

5
0

June 22, 1999

Blast at the New Jaipaiguri railway station in West Bengal

9
85

April 16, 1999

Blast at the Holambi Kalan railway station in New Delhi

2
0

July 8, 1997

Explosion at the Lehra Khana railway station in Bhatinda, Punjab

33
0

December 6, 1997

IED Blasts in three trains in Chennai Pandyan Express (Tiruchi), Cheran Express (Erode) and Allepy Express (Thrissur)

10
150

December 30, 1996

Blasts on the Brahmaputra Mail between the Kokrajhar and Fakirgram stations in Assam

33
0

Source: Compiled from English language media sources.

 

 

 

 

 
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