Pakistan train bombing kills six people and leaves 19 injured as suspicions turn to local separatist groups.
Two remote-controlled bombs hit a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Friday, killing six persons and injuring 14 others.
The blasts hit Jaffar Express, which was going towards Rawalpindi from Quetta, in Bolan district. Police said that the bombs were planted on the track at a short distance from each other and exploded within a span of 20 minutes.
“Six persons were killed and 14 others injured in the attack,” a police official said.
All the injured have been shifted to Quetta where an emergency has been declared at all state-run hospitals.
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawaz Sanaullah Zehri condemned the attack and ordered the provincial police chief to arrest the culprits.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack. Baloch separatist, who want autonomy, often target the official property in the province.
Jaffar Express was also targeted in January in Mithri area of Balochistan’s Sibi district.