A passenger train in Pakistan derailed after a bomb attack, injuring at least 15 passengers. The bomb exploded as the Jaffar Express passenger train was passing through the Bolan district in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Railway Technology.


The bomb derailed a locomotive and eight carriages, according to a local official. The deputy commissioner of the Bolan region said that people with minor injuries were transferred to a civilian-military hospital in the nearby city of Sibi, while two seriously injured were sent to Quetta.

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The rescue operation should be completed soon. Passengers are sent by bus to the city of Quetta. Engineers are said to have begun repairing damaged railroad tracks at the site.

The separatist Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack, targeting security forces on their way to the garrison town of Rawalpindi in the eastern Punjab province. Government and military officials did not immediately comment on the separatist group’s claims.

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