KARACHI - Separatists attacked railway tracks at two points here and at 12 locations across the Sindh on Saturday and jammed rails’ movement for hours.

Unknown persons planted explosive devices at Railway tracks in different areas of the province including Bin Qasim area of Karachi. Irshad Baigh, the spokesman for the Railways, said that in Karachi, the track was damaged at two different locations while 12 other points have also been blown up in different districts of the province including Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Sukur, and adjacent localities. The Bomb Disposal Squad officials rushed to the spot and said that the explosives material in Karachi was of low intensity of not more than 100 grams. The blasts took place in Karachi slightly damaged the tracks that has been restored within three hours while the blasts taken place in other parts of the province were more dangerous than the blasts in Karachi.

Also the law-enforcement agencies personnel rushed to the spot and found a letter wrote by Sindhu Desh Liberation Army. Police sources said that terrorists claimed the responsibility of all blasts and also stated that Balochistan issue is being taken up nationally and internationally. They further stated that the Balochs were a deprived and suppressed nation struggling for the independence.  “The struggle for an independent Sindh will not be stopped,” communiqué found near a blast site revealed. It is pertinent to mention here that there were a number of other blasts taken place at railway tracks across the Sindh and Sindh Liberation Army headed by Shafi Burfat owned the responsibility of all previous blast like the Baloch Liberation Army usually target railway lines, gas lines, electric supply lines and other things. Such groups have been operating in the provincial capital but the authorities seem reluctant to take action against such groups.

A separatist was killed in an accidental blast taken place in house located in Ibrahim Hydri area where when culprits were preparing devices to sabotage the law and order in the city. Chief Minster Syed Qaim Ali Shah and provincial interior Minister Manzoor Wassan took a notice of the blasts and ordered early arrests of the culprits.