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Five killed, 17 injured in train attack in SW Pakistan

(Xinhua)

08:39, August 29, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and 17 others injured when a passenger train was attacked by unknown gunmen Sunday afternoon in southwest Pakistani province of Balochistan, reported local Urdu TV channel Duniya.

The attack took place at about 1:30 p.m. local time when a Quetta-to-Peshawar passenger train was attacked near Mach area, some 60 kilometers southeast of Quetta, capital of Balochistan.

Many of the injured were in critical condition.

At this point, it is not known how many people were involved in the attack and how they had attacked the train.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Railways, gaspipes, power transmission towers and other infrastructure are frequently attacked in Balochistan. Over the past one year or so, several bomb attacks on railway tracks in the province have been reported, but none of them have caused any casualties as the bombs exploded at wrong time.

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