Terrorism: Blast rips through Sibi railway station

Published: June 28, 2012
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As soon as Jaffar Express chugged into platform No 2 and passengers started disembarking, a huge explosion went off.

As soon as Jaffar Express chugged into platform No 2 and passengers started disembarking, a huge explosion went off.

QUETTA: 

A bomb ripped through the crowded Sibi railway station before midnight on Wednesday, killing at least eight commuters and injuring nearly three dozen more.

The remote-controlled explosive device was planted at a tea stall on platform No 2 and it was detonated minutes after Jaffar Express chugged into the station, according to the police.

Jaffar Express was en route from Rawalpindi to Quetta, officials said. As soon as it chugged into platform No 2 and passengers started disembarking, a huge explosion went off.

Deputy Commissioner Shahid Saleem put the casualties at five dead and 18 injured. However, witnesses told The Express Tribune that they counted eight bodies.

Police official Qazi Hussain Ahmed said some officials of his force were among the casualties.

The victims were ferried to the Sibi Civil Hospital from where some of them, with life-threatening wounds, were referred to hospitals in Quetta.

Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani denounced the bomb blast as a dastardly act of terrorism.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • neil
    Jun 28, 2012 - 4:50AM

    It was work of the good Taliban ….

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  • Sameer Malik
    Jun 28, 2012 - 4:51AM

    In this week more than 25 settlers have been killed and almost all of them are from Punjab. The people of Punjab cannot take the hospitality of Baloch brothers any longer and we want action against BRA right now and please dont play innocent Baloch card this time. Also what a shame that last night Imran Khan criticized drone strikes but he is blind enough to see these ethnic killings. May be we are a member of inferior race than the Khan race so our blood is cheap enough to be protested upon.

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  • JJ
    Jun 28, 2012 - 4:54AM

    GREAT TRAGEDY..Allah rest their souls in peace.

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  • Aziz Ullah
    Jun 28, 2012 - 6:34AM

    If you look at the coincidences I think the Indian hand is involved.

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  • Humayun
    Jun 28, 2012 - 9:37AM

    Law and Order !!!

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  • Abdul moiz
    Jun 28, 2012 - 10:03AM

    @Sameer Malik:

    PTI doesn’t care about the ethnic cleansing of punjabis,they’re only worried about the ppl in FATA.

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  • momadullah zamkzai
    Jun 29, 2012 - 12:49AM

    @Aziz ullah , its our hands fulll of blood of our own ppl Indian Uk andUsa r living happliy in their countries,,,stop the blame game

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  • Jul 3, 2012 - 5:19PM

    Dear Editor,

    Please see that the image and news item tallies with each other. What is the meaning of showing railway lines when you mention the station is ripped. Anybody there could have provided you with an image through their mobile phones.

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  • Jul 17, 2012 - 12:44PM

    @JJ: – Instead why the act of bombing is not condemned ? silent spectators will get the same treatment one day.

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