An explosion in a bus carrying employees of the state secretariat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government on Friday afternoon killed at least 19 of them and injured 45, according to Shiraz Paracha, spokesperson for the KPK Chief Minister.

This comes after Sunday’s Peshawar church blast that claimed 80 lives. Police said a timer device was used to set off the bomb which could have been placed in a bag in the bus.

Mr. Paracha told The Hindu on the phone that the bus was ferrying more than 60 government employees back home when the incident happened, 15 km away from Peshawar