At least four persons, including the driver, fireman and two passengers were injured when unknown men attacked Quetta Express with guns and rockets near Notal area of Nasirabad district Thursday night.
Police sources told APP that unidentified men had attached some explosive material with railway track in the Notal area and detonated it with a remote control device.
Then they fired gunshots and rockets on the passenger train, heading for Quetta from Rawalpindi. The attack caused partial damage to the train’s locomotive.
Railway officials have confirmed injury to the train driver Abdul Ghaffoor, its fireman and two passengers. The injured were shifted to hospital for medical treatment.
Law enforcement agencies and police personnel immediately reached the site and cordoned off the area. The train was stopped near Notal railway station.
Law enforcing agencies and police teams have launched a search operation to arrest the assailants.