Explosive hits India-bound Thar Express; no casualties

Two compartments of India-bound Thar Express train derailed after hitting an explosive device planted on the tracks in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province today though there were no casualties.

At least 155 passengers  including 105 Pakistanis and 50 Indians   were on board the train, officials said.


Thar Express train enters India's Munabao railway station area, some 550 kms from Ahmedabad

The incident occurred near Dhabeji station in Thatta, 67 km from provincial capital Karachi, early this morning.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Railways) Aftab Memon said there were no reports of loss of life or injury in the incident. Railway officials said the train was targeted with a low-intensity bomb. The incident occurred after the train departed shortly before midnight from Karachi’s Cantonment railway station. Police said two bombs were planted by suspected militants on the railway track. One bomb went off, damaging a portion of the track, while the second bomb was later defused.


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