Suspected Maoist rebels kill 3, injure 13 in overnight attacks in India

A five-year-old child was among those killed and 13 others were injured in the attack
Maoist rebels in a forest area in Gaya district
  • Maoist rebels train in a forest area at Dumariya block in Gaya district, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
Gauhati: Officials say suspected rebels have blown up rail tracks, derailed a train and attacked police stations in India, killing at least five people and injuring 13 others.
S. Hajong, a railway spokesman, says the engine and six coaches of a train packed with more than 700 passengers went off the track early Thursday in Kokrajhar district of Assam state in India's remote northeast.
He said a five-year-old child was killed and 13 others were injured in the attack.
He blamed the attack on a rebel group fighting for independence from India since 1986.
Girdhari Naik, a top police officer, said another two civilians were killed when nearly 100 suspected Maoist rebels attacked a village and its police station overnight in Chhattisgarh state in central India.