Insurgents attack railway station in India ahead of Modi’s visit

Odisha’s Rayagada: Suspected Maoists attacked a railway station in Odisha’s Rayagada district early on Friday in protest against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the state next month.

Nearly 20-30 people allegedly belonging to the insurgent group stormed Doikalu railway station and set off a series of blasts in the station’s premises, Indian media reported.

However, no railway staff or locals were hurt in the incident.

The attackers also ransacked the station master’s office. Train services in the region were disrupted for some time following the attack.

The alleged Maoists also left behind handwritten posters opposing the policies of the Modi government. In one of the posters, they opposed the proposed two-day visit of Modi to Odisha on April 15 and 16 to attend BJP’s national executive meeting.

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