4 killed in Balochistan railway track blast: police

Published March 17, 2019
A scene from the blast site. — Photo provided by Ali Shah
A scene from the blast site. — Photo provided by Ali Shah

A blast targeting a passenger train killed four people, including a woman and her daughter, and injured another six in Balochistan's Dera Murad Jamali area on Sunday, police said.

District Police Officer Irfan Bashir said that suspected miscreants planted an improvised explosive device at the railway track to target Jaffar Express.

As the passenger train reached Dera Murad Jamali, there was a huge blast, he said, adding that the blast damaged a portion of the track.

"Jaffar Express was going from Rawalpindi to Quetta when attacked," he said.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the spot as investigation into the incident were under way.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani strongly condemned the incident and vowed that those involved in this crime would be brought to justice.

Opinion

Editorial

Breaking the deadlock
09 Dec, 2022

Breaking the deadlock

It is time for PDM and PTI to show flexibility and realise that the future of over 240m people is at stake.
A targeted killing
09 Dec, 2022

A targeted killing

IF there were any doubts about a sinister, transnational plot to kill journalist Arshad Sharif, the 592-page report...
Dog-bite epidemic
09 Dec, 2022

Dog-bite epidemic

AN exploding population of stray canines has fuelled a dog-bite epidemic in Sindh, with the provincial health...
Worsening hunger
Updated 08 Dec, 2022

Worsening hunger

THAT the dollar liquidity crunch has started hurting the import of essential items such as vegetables and raw...
Bannu beheading
Updated 08 Dec, 2022

Bannu beheading

The state must take up the cudgels and neutralise barbarism before it spreads.
Smog misery
08 Dec, 2022

Smog misery

IF 2022 has taught us anything, it is that generations of reckless disregard for Mother Nature has accrued very ...