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(SOURCE) PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb exploded aboard a bus carrying local government officials in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens of others.
The attack in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province occurred as the local officials were being transported from government offices in Peshawar to their homes outside the city. It was the second deadly attack in less than a week in Peshawar, where residents are still grieving over a massacre in which 85 people were killed at a Christian church on Sunday.
Shabir Khan, who witnessed the explosion, said about 100 people were on board at the the time. Eyewitnesses told Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper that the force of the blast hurled passengers out of the bus and onto the road.
“The bus has been badly damaged, and I fear casualties will rise,” said Khan, 31.