Image source, AFPImage caption, Police officials inspect the carriages at the accident site following the derailment of the trainAt least 30 people have been killed and 100 injured when a train derailed in southern Pakistan, a police spokesman has confirmed. Several carriages of the Hazara Express overturned near Sahara railway station in Nawabshah, about 275km (171 miles) from the largest city Karachi.Wounded passengers were moved to nearby hospitals. Rescue teams […]
Four Syrian soldiers have been killed and another four wounded in an overnight Israeli missile attack, Syria’s state media say.
Sana news agency is quoting a military source as saying the strike near the capital Damascus also caused some material damage.
Some of the Israeli missiles were shot down, the source claims.
Israel has so far made no comments. It frequently targets military sites in Syria linked to Iran-backed militants.
AFP news agency says its correspondent in Damascus reported hearing the sound of explosions.
Footage has also emerged on social media purportedly showing bright flashes in the sky in the vicinity of Damascus.
Israel’s military rarely acknowledges specific strikes on targets in Syria, where Iran’s influence has grown in recent years.
Israel and Iran are bitter foes and in recent years have been engaged in what has been described as a “shadow war” of unclaimed attacks on each other’s assets, infrastructure and nationals.