Passenger killed in railway track blast

QUETTA – A bomb planted on the track killed at least one train passenger and wounded four others in Balochistan on Tuesday, officials said.

The improvised explosive device exploded as the Jaffar Express from Rawalpindi passed over it 180 kilometres from Quetta, local security official Naseer Ullah told news agency. “A passenger was killed and four others were wounded and moved to hospital,” he said.

A three-feet section of the track was destroyed by the bombing, which hit the second carriage. The injured were taken to hospital in the town of Sibbi 25 kilometres north of the blast site. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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