A passenger train (LOCO 2701) from Idu train station to Rigasa on 20/10/21 came under attack by bandits at Km 140 at about 20:00hrs.
The explosive devise on the track hit the train and was followed up with gun shots targeting to kill the driver and bring the loco to a halt.
Butthe driver braved the situation and managed the train to Km 148 where it finally stopped due to engine failure caused by the attack.
A relief loco was later sent from Idu to move the train to Rigasa which is about 40km from the scene of crime . They arrived Rigasa at about 23.30 hrs.
No life was lost but the engine and windscreen of the train were badly damaged. Arrangements are being made to return the affected loco to Idu for proper check and repairs.
Investigation has commenced to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the explosion and attack.