A bomb exploded on the railway tracks in central Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Wednesday night, damaging the track and halting the movement of trains.

There was no casualty or injury as no train was passing at the time of the blast, said Northeast Frontier Railway (NEF) Spokesman S. Hajong.

The bomb exploded on the tracks between Mahur and Phiding railway stations at around 11 p.m., Mr. Hajong said.

No train was scheduled to pass over the track at the time of the explosion, he said.

A part of the track was damaged by the bomb blast, he said. The up Barak Valley Express was detained at lower Haflong and its corresponding down 15693 at Maibong.

Senior railway and police officials had rushed to the blast site, the NEF Railway spokesman added.

Those responsible for the blast were yet to be identified as investigations were on, police sources said.