Blast on bus kills at least 10 in Pakistan’s Peshawar: officials


A blast on a bus carrying government employees in restive northwest Pakistan on Friday killed at least 10 people and wounded at least 47 others, officials said.

The incident happened in Peshawar, the main city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which has been hit by numerous bomb and gun attacks blamed on Taliban insurgents in recent years.

Police said the blast appeared to have been caused by a bomb but this has yet to be confirmed. Gas fuel cylinders sometimes cause explosions on buses in Pakistan.

“Ten people have been killed and more than 30 wounded, I fear the death toll will increase,” Zahirul Islam, deputy commissioner of Peshawar told Agence France-Presse.

Najeebur Rehman, a senior police official, confirmed the death toll, while hospital officials said at least 47 wounded had been admitted. AFP


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