Communist rebels kill 5 police in train station attack in India

Communist rebels fatally shot five policemen and a luggage porter and seriously wounded two others in an attack on a railroad station in eastern India, police said Monday. More than 100 rebels took part in the Sunday evening attack in Jhajha, a town in Bihar state 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of the state capital, Patna, deputy inspector general of police Manohar Prasad Singh said. The rebels blew up the railway police station building and stole some weapons. They also fired indiscriminately on the platform, Singh said, adding that a railway porter and five policemen were killed. The rebels, who call themselves the Communist Party of India (Maoist), are also called Naxalites after Naxalbari, a village in West Bengal state where the movement was born in 1967.