25 injured in Jacobabad explosion at railway tracks

INP 12-14JACOBABAD: At least 25 people including women and children sustained injuries in a remote-controlled explosion on railway tracks as four bogies of Khushhal Khan Khattak express train derailed near Dil Murad station here on Thursday..

According to railway sources, The Peshawar-bound Khushhal Khan Khattak Express, originating from Karachi, was near Dil Murad railway station when a bomb planted on the tracks was remotely detonated by unidentified miscreants causing four bogies of the locomotive to derail.

The blast also damaged 30 feet track leading suspension of railway traffic between Karachi and rest of the country.

Rescue and emergency teams reached the blast site while victims were shifted to CivilHospital for medical treatment.

Security personnel cordoned off the area as a probe into the blast went underway.

SSP Jacobabad said that miscreants had carried out the blast using a remote controlled detonator. He added that evidence was being collected to trace the culprits.

Railways officials said that repair work on the damaged portion of track was underway and railway traffic would be resumed as soon the repair work was completed.

INP

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