Bus blast kills 16 govt employees in Pakistan

March 16, 2016 1:37 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

At least 16 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a bomb blew up inside a bus in Peshawar, the main city of northwest Pakistan, officials said, with the toll expected to rise.

Pakistani volunteers move an injured blast victim to a hospital
Pakistani volunteers move an injured blast victim to a hospital in Peshawar

The explosion took place in Saddar, a busy shopping district, as the bus was picking up government workers to take them to their offices.

“At least 16 people were killed and more than 24 were wounded in a blast on a government employees’ bus,” senior police official Mohammad Kashif Zulfiqar said.

Another police official and hospital officials also confirmed the incident and casualties. Read More

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