QUETTA: Baloch Liberation Tigers (BLT), a pro-freedom group has claimed the responsibility of blowing up the Jaffar Express train with a remote-controlled device in Dera Murad area of Nasirabad district in Balochistan province on Sunday.
Four people lost their lives, while ten others sustained injuries in the blast. Six carriages of the passenger train were derailed as a result of the explosion. The Dawn quoted police chief of Nasirabad district, Irfan Bashir, as saying that the attackers had planted an improvised explosive device on the railway track to target the Jaffar Express.
“A huge blast was heard when the express train reached Dera Murad Jamali station. The blast damaged a portion of the railway track. Jaffar Express was going from Rawalpindi to Quetta when it was attacked,” he said.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Police and other law enforcement agencies rushed to the accident site immediately after the attack. An investigation into the matter is underway.
The BLT also claimed the responsibility of blowing up a gas pipeline near the Sui gas plant in Dera Bugti area in Balochistan province on March 8. According to local sources, four security personnel were killed while two local employees were wounded due to the massive fire after the explosion.