At least six killed as bomb hits Pakistan passenger train

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - A bomb hit a passenger train in Pakistan's restive south-west on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding more than 17 others, officials said.

The device, apparently planted on the railway track, exploded when the train approached a station in Naseer Abad district of the insurgency hit south-western Baluchistan province.

"It was a bomb blast, the target was the passenger train. At least six people have been killed," Mr Asad Gilani, provincial home secretary told AFP, adding that more than 17 others were wounded in the blast.