Islamabad, Oct 21: At least five people were killed and 15 others injured when a blast hit a passenger train in Pakistan’s southwest province of Balochistan.
According to local media reports, the blast took place at about 9:30 a.m. local time when a Jaffar Express train was on its way from Quetta to Rawalpindi.
The train was hit near Nasirabad, a district in eastern Balochistan, local media said, adding that four compartments of the train derailed following the blast.
Earlier, the blast was caused by a bomb planted on the rail track, which was detonated by a remote-control device.
Police and rescue team rushed to the site and all the victims have been shifted to a civil hospital in Nasirabad.
An investigation into the incident has been kicked off, Xinhua reported.
So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.(ANI)