At least seven people killed, over 30 others injured after blast near Unar railway station.
A bomb targeting a passenger train in southern Pakistan killed at least seven people and wounded more than 30 on Sunday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks this year.
The bomb went off near Unar station, and badly damaged several carriages. “The death toll in the explosion rose to seven after two injured persons died of their wounds in a hospital in Jacobabad town,” said senior local administration official Sardar Jamali.
He said the Khushhal Khan Khattak express was traveling to Peshawar from Karachi when it was hit by the blast, which injured more than 30 people and damaged hundreds of meters of track.
Three carriages were derailed on Sunday and two of them were severely damaged by the force of the explosion. A senior railways official Sikandar Lashari confirmed the toll of the bombing, for which there has been no claim of responsibility.
Jamali said the bomb was likely an improvised explosive device. The general manager of Pakistan Railways, Anjum Parvaiz, suggested it was a remote-controlled device planted on the track. Parvaiz said 800 meters of track had been damaged.
A bomb in one of the compartments of a train on the same route last month killed three people and wounded 20 in the central town of Rajanpur in Punjab province.