Blast injures 25 on Taiwanese passenger train

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A suspected pipe bomb injured 25 people on a passenger train in the Taiwanese capital late on Thursday, officials said.


The blast shook Taipei's Songshan station close to midnight and witnesses quoted on Taiwanese television described seeing a man leaving a long black device on the train just before the explosion.


Premier Lin Chuan told Taiwanese television the blast appeared to be a deliberate "act of malice".


Police and the Taipei fire department said a "steel pipe" was the origin of the blast.


(Reporting by J.R. Wu; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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