A senior Railways official reported that an explosion near a railroad track in the Paneer neighborhood of Balochistan’s Bolan region on Friday caused at least eight injuries.
Muhammad Kashif, a spokesman for Pakistan Railways in Balochistan, told Dawn.com that the explosion happened while the Peshawar-bound Jaffer Express was driving by the scene. The train arrived from the Mach region.
Six of the train’s bogies derailed as a result of the explosion, injuring at least eight individuals, he continued.
An emergency has been declared at all hospitals in the district, and the injured were transferred to one close by.
While according to Dawn.com, Deputy Commissioner Kach Agha Samiullah also verified the event. He said that the train’s multiple bogies had been derailed by a remote-control explosion.
He said that rescue crews had been sent to the area.
The incident has not yet been the subject of a police statement.
At least 17 people were hurt in various acts of terrorism across Balochistan on December 25, including six security officials, one of them was a captain.
An IED reportedly detonated not far from the security forces’ leading party, according to the military’s media wing. The explosion claimed the lives of Captain Fahad, Lance Naik Imtiaz, and the sepoys Asghar, Mehran, and Shamoon.
The statement added that a sanitization operation was still being conducted in the vicinity to find and apprehend the attack’s suspects.
The ISPR had previously claimed that one security guard had been killed during an operation against militants in the Sambaza neighborhood of Zhob. Two employees were hurt while one terrorist was killed.
ISPR added that the operation was being carried out in Sambaza based on intelligence reports to prevent militants from using known ways to cross the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and sneak into KP along the interprovincial boundary to attack civilians and security personnel.