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Bomb Blast On Bus In Peshawar, Pakistan, Kills At Least 15


At least 15 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a bomb blew up inside a bus in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, officials said on March 16.

At least 15 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a bomb blew up inside a bus in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, officials said on March 16.

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

Bomb disposal officials said that the bomb was fitted with a remote-control detonator and planted near the bus's gas cylinder to amplify the blast.

Talking to reporters at the site, senior police official Abbas Majid Marwat said that the bus was transporting government employees from the northwestern town of Mardan to Peshawar.

Rescue workers at the site were seen taking the injured from the blue bus and carrying them out on stretchers to waiting ambulances.

Some of the injured were scattered near the site and some were picked up by rescue workers on their shoulders.

No one has claimed responsibility.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP
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