Indian militants blow up rail track


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PATNA: Suspected communist rebels blew up a railroad track in eastern India, sending seven coaches of an intercity train off the rails but causing no casualties, police said Tuesday. The attack Monday night in Bihar state came during a 48-hour strike in which rebels demanded that people stay home to join their protest against a government offensive aimed at flushing militants from their forest hide-outs. The strike, heeded in some villages, was mostly ignored in the regions cities.