LAHORE: Twin blasts damaged railway tracks passing through Shah Latif Town in Karachi on Thursday.
The tracks were later repaired and the service resumed. The Pakistan Express and Super Express trains were due to pass through the area and were not damaged by the blast.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) East said 500 grams of explosive material had been used in the blasts.
The past week has seen railway tracks in Sindh targeted in explosions that disrupted services and produced panic. On Tuesday, two explosions took place near Hyderabad’s Udero Lal railway station. On Saturday, a blast on railway tracks near Kotri suspended rail services for a few hours. On Friday, 10 low-intensity explosions caused havoc at railway tracks across Sindh, from Setharja in Sukkur to Sindh.
There have been 16 explosions in one and a half months.