Gunmen attack passenger train in south-western Pakistan

Gunmen opened fire with assault rifles on a passenger train in south-western Pakistan, sparking a gun battle with security forces, a railway official said. There were no immediate reports of injury.

Bullets hit the train but did not hit any of the people inside as it passed through the mountainous area of Aab-e-Gom, about 50 miles south-east of Quetta, the capital of south-western Baluchistan province, said Ghulam Rasool, traffic controller at the state-run Pakistan Railways.

Security forces deployed in the rugged area to protect the railway line returned fire and the gun battle was continuing, he said.

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