Deadly Blast Derails Pakistani Train

 January 17, 2014
Officials say a bomb has derailed a passenger train in central Pakistan, killing three people and wounding at least 15 others.

The explosion hit the train in the Rajanpur district of Punjab province on January 17.

It derailed at least seven train carriages.

The blast derailed at least seven train carriages.

It remained unclear whether the bomb was placed in a carriage or on the track.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Since 2007, Pakistan has been gripped by a local Taliban-led insurgency, concentrated largely in the northwest.

On January 16, a large explosion at an Islamic center in the northern town of Peshawar, killing at least five people and wounded more than 50 others.

Based on reporting by AFP and BBC