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Pakistani Police Defuse Bomb On Passenger Train

Pakistani police say they have defused a bomb on a passenger train in the country's northwest.

The report came hours after a blast on April 24 at a station in the eastern city of Lahore killed three people.

In the April 25 case, officials said a guard found the bomb in a briefcase in the early morning on a train traveling from Karachi to Peshawar in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, near the Afghan border.

Police who defused the bomb said it had 13 kilograms of explosives, as well as metal ball-bearings, nuts, and bolts.

Lashkar-e Balochistan, a previously unknown group that has linked itself to the grievances of minority ethnic Balochis, has claimed responsibility for the Lahore blast.

Based on reporting by AFP, the BBC, and local Pakistani media

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