A loud explosion was heard near a railway track in Dasht town of Kharan district today.

The bomb disposal squad (BDS) officials found a homemade bomb from the site of explosion which was kept in a pressure cooker. 

Explosive material weighing 18 to 20 kilogrammes was used in the homemade bomb, which was a timed device, BDS officials told.

However, BDS personnel managed to defuse the bomb and security officials cleared the area surrounding railway track. 

No loss of life was reported in the explosion that occurred near the railway track, but trains that were scheduled to move to further were stopped, sources said.

The bomb disposal squad had reached the site following an explosion there in the morning.