11 killed in Pakistan bombing, shooting
At least 11 people were killed in separate attacks in Pakistan targeting a passenger train and police, officials said Monday.
A bomb exploded on a train in the south-western province of Balochistan, killing seven passengers and injuring more than 20 people, police officer Riaz Ahmed Chaudhry said, dpa reported.
The attack disrupted the schedule of several trains in the province, Railways Minister Saad Rafiq said.
At least 10 kilograms of explosive was used in the bomb, the minister added.
Trains and railway stations are frequently attacked in Balochistan, where security forces have been battling insurgents for several decades.
No group has claimed responsibility so far. Baloch rebel groups are seeking autonomy for the province.
Overnight, four policemen were killed by gunmen on motorbikes at a security checkpoint in the north-western province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, officials said.
The incident in the provincial capital Peshawar triggered protests by angry relatives of police.
Peshawar has come under frequent attacks blamed on Islamist militants in recent weeks, including one at a church last month in which more than 80 people died.