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Communist Guerrillas Attack Freight Trains in South Vietnam

June 6, 1962 - Communist guerrillas (pictured) captured two freight trains filled with food and supplies today in a bold daylight raid 90 miles east of Saigon. The guerrillas forced an armored train that was following the convoy to flee. Then they blew up a bridge to halt another armored train bringing reinforcements from the north. Casualties were not disclosed. It was feared the Communists made off with considerable food and arms. Attacks on the railroad linking Saigon with the northern provinces have become so frequent that night movement was abandoned two months ago. The trains run only in the daytime and under heavy escort. The fact that the attack occurred at 4:30 p.m. indicates the growing strength of the Viet Cong insurgents in Binh Thuan Province.

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