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Bus carrying Odisha Fire Services personnel attacked

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

A bus carrying personnel of the Fire Services (OFS) was attacked in Meghalaya's East Hills district during the night road blockade by pressure groups to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill, a said Friday.

The 22-member team of the OFS were involved in the mission to rescue the 15 miners who were trapped since December 13 at a 370-foot-deep coal mine in the district.

"The bus ferrying rescuers from was attacked by unidentified persons Thursday night during the blockade of the sponsored by at least 14 pressure groups," said of Police, said.

He said the window of the bus was partially damaged and there was no injury to the occupants.

The SP said the team was escorted to their place of stay during the night and rebutted reports that the rescuers were injured.

A group of about 14 pressure groups led by the called the night blockade of in the Khasi Hills region from 7 pm Thursday night till 5 am Friday morning to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 16:45 IST