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Maoists attack polling party in Bihar, no casualty


Patna, April 13 :

A polling party in Bihar’s Nawada Lok Sabha constituency was Sunday attacked by Maoists while returning to the district headquarters after conducting a repoll at a polling booth. There were no casualties, police said.

The polling party was returning from Dania polling booth when it was attacked, a police official in Nawada district said.

A gun battle ensued between police and the Maoists after the rebels opened fire at the polling party. None of the polling officials or police personnel were injured.

Meanwhile, repolling in 33 booths in five of the six parliamentary constituencies of Bihar that went to the polls April 10 ended peacefully Sunday.

About 43 percent of the electorate voted Sunday.

On April 10, two paramilitary personnel, headed for poll duty, were killed in a landmine blast in Munger district.