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Bus blast kills 15 government staff in Peshawar

Policemen and rescue officials walk near a bus damaged in a bomb blast in Peshawar on Wednesday. Police say the attack, in which explosives seem to have been planted inside the vehicle, claimed the lives of 15 government employees.  

At least fifteen people were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus carrying government officials in the northwest Pakistani frontier city of Peshawar on Wednesday, officials said.

The attack took place on a main road after the bus picked up government employees from areas surrounding Peshawar and was transporting them to work in the city.

Bus had 40-50 commuters

“It’s premature to comment about the nature of the blast but it appears that explosives were planted inside the bus,” senior police official Mohammad Kashif said. “There were 40-50 people on the bus.”


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