QUETTA - Railway track was damaged as a result of a powerful explosion in Naseerabad district, disrupting the train services between the Balochistan and other parts of the country, police said on Thursday.

Police official Muhammad Hashim said that militants had planted explosives close to the railway track in Mangoli area of Naseerabad district. "Explosives were detonated and three feet railway track was damaged", he said adding that, "Loud and powerful explosion was heard far and wide."

Railway service between Balochistan and other parts of the country was suspended as result of powerful blast.

The police official further said there was no human loss since the explosives were detonated at a deserted spot aimed at damaging the railway track only.

Police and personnel of Frontier Corps reached the spot and cordoned off the area as an investigation into the incident went underway.

Hashim also said the Quetta-bound Jaffar Express coming from Rawalpindi was stopped at Dera Allah Yar after the blast. He further said technical staff of railway was soon called to ensure immediate repair of the track.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

However, another police officer who requested not to be named told a TV channel that suspected Baloch militants operating in the area were behind the blast.

Militants have been targeting vital national installations including gas pipe lines, power pylons and railway tracks in the area for last more than seven years.