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Last Updated: Monday, 27 February 2006, 18:10 GMT
Pakistan passenger train attacked
A passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan province has been derailed after coming under gun attack, official say. There were no reports of injuries.

Earlier, rail track in the area, near Sibi, some 70km (44 miles) south of the provincial capital, Quetta, was damaged in an explosion.

In another gun attack nearby, one soldier was killed and three injured while supervising rail track repairs.

Gas-rich Balochistan province has seen increased violence in recent months.

Tribal separatists have been pushing for greater political and economic rights and have attacked gas plants, electricity lines and railway tracks.

Investigation

Divisional railway superintendent Naeem Malik told the BBC that the incident near Sibi was being investigated to determine whether the blast was caused by a rocket strike or a remote-controlled device.

Frontier Corps spokesman Hasan Jamil said that more troops were being sent to secure the area.

One member from the paramilitary forces was killed and three other security personnel were injured nearby on Monday morning, on the Sibi-Harani railway track, Balochistan police chief Chaudhry Muhammad Yaqub said.

The security forces are supervising repairs on the rail tracks in the area.


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