Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Railway Bombing In Pakistan Kills 12, Injures 30...I Think the Taliban Have Ended the Truce

I think it may be official that the Taliban in Pakistan have officially ended the truce in Pakistan as a rail train was hit by a bombing as it entered a railway station today killing 12 people.

The story comes from DAWN.

Sibi railway blast kills 12, says minister

QUETTA: A blast in a train at Balochistan's Sibi railway station on Tuesday killed 12 persons and wounded 30 others while setting it on fire and destroying one bogie , DawnNews reported.

The explosion occurred in the Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar express when it reached Sibi from Quetta.

Federal MInister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said that 12 people had died in the blast and added that the involvement of a woman was suspected in the incident.

Moreover, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said that 20 injured persons had been shifted to Civil Hospital Sibi.

Emergency and rescue teams reached the site and began shifting the casualties to hospitals for treatment. The victims included women and children.

Rescue sources said that more than 30 people were wounded in the blast.

An emergency was imposed at Civil Hospital Sibi and according to reports there was no surgeon present at the facility which was also facing a shortage of medicines and other resources.

Some victims were being shifted to Quetta.

The federal and provincial governments ordered a probe into the blast.

The incident comes a day after security forces said they had killed 30 militants in operations conducted in Kalat and Khuzdar districts of the province. .

1 comment:

Nestor Lakoba said...

It could have been Baluchi nationalists. They did have a recent clash with the Pakistani Army. The Army claiming to have killed 30 separatists.