QUETTA - Militants exploded a railway track in Nushki district, some 148 kilometres southwest of the provincial capital Quetta in a predawn assault on Thursday suspending Pak-Iran train service while two rockets were fired in Nushki town.

According to Levies Force officials, unidentified people had attached an explosive device with railway track near Kashingi area of Nushki which exploded with a huge blast. “Over five feet portion of track was blown up in the blast,” they said adding, that no loss of life occurred in the blast.

A heavy contingent of Levies and security forces reached the spot soon after the powerful explosion and cordoned off the area. Sources said that personnel of bomb disposal squad also defused another explosive device attached with railway track before being exploded.

Pakistan Railways officials said no train was passing through the area when the blast took place and added that a team had been sent to the area to repair the damaged track.

Local administration started a search operation in the area to arrest the saboteurs.

In another incident, two rockets fired from an undisclosed location landed near Levies and police stations with huge blasts.

Luckily, no loss of life and damage to property was reported. No group has so far claimed responsibilities for both incidents.