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Death toll of terrorist attack in Pakistan reaches six persons, 17 wounded

October 21, 2013, 12:48 UTC+3
According to preliminary data, the explosive device planted on railroad tracks was remotely triggered
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People await their relatives after a suicide bomb blast targeted a Jaffar express train, Photo EPA/FAYYAZ AHMED

People await their relatives after a suicide bomb blast targeted a Jaffar express train, Photo EPA/FAYYAZ AHMED

NEW DELHI, October 21. (ITAR-TASS). — At least six people were killed and another 17 injured today in passenger train crash in the southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan. According to local media, the tragedy occurred in the morning near the town of Nasirabad.

According to preliminary data, the explosive device planted on railroad tracks was remotely triggered. As a result, four cars of the Jaffar Express passenger train derailed. The train was heading from Quetta (Balochistan administrative center) to Rawalpindi (Islamabad satellite town). The injured were taken to nearby hospitals; six of them are in critical condition. Rescuers and police are working at the site of the incident.

None of the terrorist groups operating in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

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