JHELUM - An alleged suicide bomber blew himself up after police challenged him in Domeli Morr area of Jhelum here on Thursday.

On a tip-off that a suspect was installing explosives on a railway track, the police along with the personnel of bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot and challenged the suspect. As soon as the suspect saw the police, he attempted to flee under the cover of firing. However, the police retaliated and cornered the suspected terrorist. At which he blew himself up. The police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Railway traffic on the track remained suspended for a brief period. Identity of the suspect could not be ascertained yet. However, the police and other law enforcement agencies have launched further investigation.