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I found these words in The Hindu and search their meaning but not able to find exact meaning:

The recent encounter killing of two Maoists in Wayanad in Kerala is suspected to have been the trigger for the foiled rail sabotage bid.

I found meaning of these words like below

  • foiled – prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.

  • sabotage – deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.

Can anyone please tell me the what this sentence tells us?

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    It means a bid that was foiled, a bid to sabotage the rail. I suspect you are confused by an adjective followed by three nouns in a row. – tchrist Jan 5 '17 at 2:29
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The killing is thought to have provoked a bid (attempt) to sabotage (damage) a railway. The attempt was unsuccessful (foiled).

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