MULTAN: The bomb disposal squad on Wednesday dismantled a bomb planted near the railway track in Ranajpur. A railway police official said the eight kilogramme bomb had been buried near the railway track. He said it was a remote-controlled device. He said some residents of the area had told the police that they saw some men dig a hole there in the middle of the night. He said Khushhaal Khan Khattak Express was believed to be the target of the attack. He said the train was stopped by railway officials at Jampur railway station. He said the train was allowed to leave after it was searched for two hours. Rajanpur district coordination officer has announced a Rs50,000 cash prize for the bomb disposal squad. This is the 72nd terrorist attempt on trains entering Balochistan from Punjab in three years.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th,2014.