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4 killed in railway track blast in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

A blast targeting a passenger train killed four people including a woman and her daughter, and injured six others in Pakistan's restive province on Sunday.

The improvised was planted on a railway track in Balochistan's Dera area to target Jaffar Express coming from to

As the passenger train reached Dera Murad Jamali, there was a huge blast.

Officials said that four people were killed and eight sustained injuries as five coaches of the train derailed and were damaged in the blast.

The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Sheikh condemned the attack and said restoration work was going on to repair the track.

No group has claimed responsibility of the attack in the restive province, where separatists accuse the government of unfairly exploiting the region's gas and mineral wealth.

Police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the spot as investigation into the incident were under way.

Chief Minister strongly condemned the incident and vowed that those involved in the attack would be brought to justice.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 15:26 IST