On Sunday afternoon Maitree Express which travels between Kolkata and Dhaka was attacked near Iswardihi station in Bangladesh.
The incident happened around 2.55pm local time (2.25pm IST) when three petrol bombs were hurled at the train’s engine while it was passing through Fateh Muhammudpur Gorosthan in Pabna district.
Miscreants blasted the petrol bombs at the engine of the train near Iswardi railway station, on its way back to Dhaka from Kolkata, around 2.55pm (local time),” said Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway. “No one was hurt. No major damage was done as the train did not catch fire,” Daily Star Online quoted him as saying.
“The train will head for Dhaka after its engine is changed,” he said.