Gunmen attack train in Pak, 4 dead

Unidentified gunmen fired at a train in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, killing at least four people and seriously injuring 10 others. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The gunmen fired indiscriminately at the Jaffar Express train in Kohsar area of Kachhi Bolan district late Saturday night, officials of the Pakistan Railways said. The Jaffar Express was on way to Quetta from Rawalpindi when it was attacked in the mountainous region.

There was an exchange of fire between law enforcement personnel on the train and the gunmen, who managed to escape, the officials said. The firing damaged the locomotive, they said.

Personnel of the Frontier Corps, Pakistan Railways Police and Levies militia cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to trace the attackers.

The train subsequently reached Quetta railway station and the four dead and 10 injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Doctors said the condition of some of the injured was critical and they had been shifted to a military hospital.

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