Patna/Jamui: Over 150 armed Maoists on Thursday carried out a daring attack on a Patna-bound train, killing three persons, and injuring five others in Bihar's Naxal-affected Jamui district.

Police and railway officials said RPF jawan Sukhnath D Singh and a passenger were killed in the attack while Kumar Amit, a Patna-based Bihar Police sub-inspector, was found dead in an AC coach when the Dhanbad-Patna Inter-City Express reached Keul at Lakhisarai, ECR Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) Amitabh Prabhakar and Lakhisarai DSP Vijay Prasad said.

Five persons, identified as KP Singh (train guard), Manoj Kumar Singh (railway employee at Jamalpur), Dharmendra Sah (Lakhisarai), PK Tripathi (Patna) and Satish Kumar (Muzaffarpur) suffered injuries, Prabhakar said.

Around 150 Maoists forcibly stopped the train near Kunder Halt between Jamui and Mananpur railway stations at 1320 hours and fired indiscriminately for about half-an-hour, SK Bharadwaj, Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order, said.

The Maoists also looted weapons from two RPF personnel, he said.

Two companies of CRPF have rushed to the spot to carry out a combing-cum-search operation against the Maoists, Jamui District Magistrate Shashikant Tiwari said.

The Maoists also detonated explosives to deter the security forces from chasing them, Tiwari said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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