Rebels stop train in India and kidnap driver and guard

Communist rebels attacked a train in eastern India today, a railway official said, and Indian media reported the driver and a guard had been kidnapped.

Communist rebels attacked a train in eastern India today, a railway official said, and Indian media reported the driver and a guard had been kidnapped.

Details were scant, but a railway official in the eastern state of Jharkhand said the driver of a cargo train passing through a remote part of the state reported that his train and another passenger train had come under attack from the Maoist rebels.

The official, Divisional Railway Manager AK Shukla, could not provide any additional details, but Indian television news channels reported the passenger train’s driver and a guard had been kidnapped by insurgents.

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