Blasts hit Khi, Hyd rail tracks; two hurt

KARACHI: Suspected militants blew up railway tracks at five sites in Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Ghotki and Mehrapur early Friday, disrupting train services, officials said.

There were no casualties when small bombs damaged the tracks near Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabshah and Mehrabpur districts, in what appeared to be coordinated attacks, police and railway officials said.

“Two low-intensity bombs planted on both the up and down railway tracks went off outside Karachi early morning, causing damage to the tracks,” senior police officer said.

According to details, two explosions hit railways’ up and down tracks near Baloch Colony here in Karachi, injuring two persons.
Bomb disposal squad has been called in to determine the nature of blasts. Hazara Express, left from Karachi railway station, has been stopped after the explosions.

Injured men have been shifted to hospital for medical treatment.

Train services were suspended and repair work had begun, he said.

About 30 minutes later two more blasts damaged railway tracks near Hyderabad city, a Pakistan Railways official said. Two additional blasts on tracks were reported from Nawabshah district and another two in Mehrabpur, he said – The News