Bomb blast kills 16 in northwest Pakistan
By Nasir Habib, CNN
June 8, 2012 — Updated 0937 GMT (1737 HKT)
- Fatalities include four women and a child
- At least 25 people are wounded in the blast
(CNN) — A bus explosion killed 16 people and injured dozens in northwest Pakistan on Friday, authori
Fatalities included four women and a child.
At least 25 people were wounded in the explosion near Peshawar, said Shafi Ullah, a senior police official in the area.
The bus was taking government employees home after work when the blast hit, according to Ullah.
It was unclear whether passersby were among the victims.
Peshawar is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
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