13th June, 2013, Patna: On Thursday morning, around hundred armed Maoists attacked Dhanbad Patna Intercity Express in Bihar. According to reports, the attackers started indiscriminate firing at the train and the driver of the train was seriously wounded. No casualty have been reported till now.
Some reports suggest that the Maoists also attacked the security jawans who were escorting the Dhanbad Patna Intercity Express. Jamui District Magistrate confirmed the Maoist attack on the intercity express.
Earlier it was thought that the train was hijacked, but the SP of Jamui stated that the train was not hijacked, but it was attack by the Maoists.
Additional security forces has rushed to the attack scene.
This Maoist attack came almost a month after they attacked a Congress party rally in Chhattisgarh. Several people, including top Congress leaders were killed in that attack.