Railway terror plot foiled, suspect blows himself in Jhelum


JHELUM: An explosion was heard near the outskirts of the city in Domeli Mor on Thursday morning.


A man who attempted to plant explosives on railway tracks near Grand Trunk Road blew himself up when police approached him, police sources said, adding that a citizen had reported the suspicious individual to the motorway police.

The suspect exchanged fire with police before blowing himself up with a hand grenade, police said. A hand grenade and two pistols were recovered from the suspect.

A heavy contingent of police, along with the District Police Officer, has reached the site of the explosion and cordoned off the area. A search operation is underway.