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Children among the dead in Pakistan train blast

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 00:48

Feb. 16 - An explosion derails a passenger train in southern Pakistan, killing at least five passengers, including children. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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At least five passengers, including four children, are dead after a bomb explodes near a moving train in Pakistan. The train was on its way to the northwestern city of Peshawar from the southern port city of Karachi. Police say the bomb was planted next to the railway track. It exploded as the train passed by. In a statement, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack. The attack is the latest in a spate of spiraling violence across the country amid ongoing peace talks between government and Taliban representatives. The talks are aimed at trying to end Pakistan's violent insurgency.

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Children among the dead in Pakistan train blast

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 00:48