Blast In Rawalpindi Bound Jaffer Express, 6 Killed


Update: Two remote-controlled bombs hit a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Friday, killing six people and injuring 14 others.

Islamabad: A bomb killed at least four people on a train in Rawalpindi-bound Jaffer Express train in Bolan in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province on Friday, the railways minister said, as media reported 13 people were wounded.

“Three innocent people have been killed in this attack,” said Khwaja Saad Rafique, addressing reporters outside parliament in the capital Islamabad. He said it was a bomb.

No group had claimed responsibility for the explosion near the town of Mach, about 65 km (40 miles) southeast of the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta. In the past, ethnic Baluch rebel forces have targeted transport infrastructure in the province.