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14 killed, 50 wounded in bomb blast on Pakistani train

Published on Apr 8, 2014 9:58 PM
 
A Pakistani railway official extinguishies fire after a bomb blast on a train at the Sibi railway station some 160 kilometres south of its destination Quetta on April 8, 2014. Fourteen passengers were killed and about 50 wounded on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, when militants bombed a train in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, hospital sources and officials said. --  PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA, Pakistan (REUTERS) - Fourteen passengers were killed and about 50 wounded on Tuesday when militants bombed a train in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, hospital sources and officials said.

The blast came a day after Pakistani security forces said they had killed 30 separatist militants in one of the biggest clashes in months in the gas-rich province.

The separatist United Baluch Army claimed responsibility, saying in a text message to Reuters the bombing was retaliation for the raids by security forces.

The bomb went off on the Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar Express in a carriage reserved for men, in the town of Sibi, 120 km southeast of the provincial capital of Quetta.

 
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