Bomb scare hits rail services in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Train services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh were suspended Saturday after a bomb-like object was found lying on a rail track in Dinajpur, along the border with India's West Bengal state.

Residents of Bochaganj sub-district saw a box connected by two wires that was lying on the rail track around 9 am, and informed railway officials, the Daily Star reported.

Trains between Dinajpur-Panchagarh and Dinajpur-Thakurgaon were suspended.

A nine-member bomb disposal squad reached the spot around 3 pm and examined the box, but did not say whether it was an explosive.

Dinajpur is around 280 km from Dhaka.