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Train bomb kills seven in Pakistan, according to officials

Published on Feb 16, 2014 8:28 PM

KARACHI (AFP) - A bomb targeting a passenger train in southern Pakistan killed at least seven people and wounded more than 30 on Sunday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks this year.

The bomb went off near Unar station, 450km northwest of Karachi, and badly damaged several carriages.

"The death toll in the explosion rose to seven after two injured persons died of their wounds in a hospital in Jacobabad town," a senior local administration official, Sardar Jamali, told AFP.

He said the Khushhal Khan Khattak express was travelling to Peshawar from Karachi when it was hit by the blast, which injured more than 30 people and damaged hundreds of metres of track.

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