Sindhi separatists try to blow up Hyderabad railway track


Altaf Koti July 13, 2010

HYDERABAD: The Bomb Disposal Squad defused on Tuesday four bombs found by residents on the track of the Odero Lal Railway Station in Hyderabad. The Sindhu Desh Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack.

This is the second such attempt made by the organisation.

According to the Railway Police, when they found out about the bombs from people, the area was cordoned off.

Two of the locally made bombs were fastened to the track and the remaining two were placed beside it. Each weighed about three kilogrammes.

All trains at the Tando Adam Railway Station, including the Bahauddin Zakariya Express and a cargo train, were stranded for many hours until the situation was brought under control. According to the railway authorities, security has been tightened at all railway stations in Sindh.

On June 25, eight similar terrorist attempts were foiled in Karachi and Ghotki. Sleepers and plates were damaged by four small explosions on the up-and-down tracks in Tandi Phatak, Ghotki and Nawabshah and one near Bin Qasim, Karachi.

The same group claimed responsibility for those attacks. Pamphlets were found threatening that the war would continue until Sindh was liberated.

The Odero Lal police on behalf of Allahwarrio Muhammad Sharif Soomro filed a case under the Explosives Act against unidentified suspects.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2010.

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