15 killed as bomb rips through bus carrying govt employees in Peshawar

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Wednesday, 16 March 2016


A powerful bomb, detonated by a timing mechanism, ripped through a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and causing injuries to 25.

The blast that took place near Peshawar's Sunehri Masjid targeted a Civil Secretariat bus which was carrying government employees from Mardan to the provincial capital.

Fear and panic spread among residents in the wake of the explosion and the area was cordoned off with the injured being shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital, where an emergency has been declared.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Cantonment Muhammad Kashif said the bomb was planted in the rear portion of the bus.

"Fifteen people were killed and 25 others were severely injured," added the police officer.

Bomb Disposal Unit personnel claimed that high grade explosives weighing eight kilograms was used in the attack.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Information Adviser Mushtaq Ghani told DawnNews Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak condemned the blast and issued directives to provide proper medical care to the wounded.

He said the employees were travelling in a privately-operated bus and that the government cannot ensure security of private vehicles. It was the responsibility of the contractor, Ghani said, adding that usually checks are carried out before the bus leaves its station.

This is not the first time that a civil secretariat bus has been targeted in Peshawar. Similar attacks in 2012 and 2013 killed at least 38 people.

Peshawar has seen scores of attacks on civilians as well as law enforcement personnel in the past. The city is also the home to the XI Corps, an administrative corp of the Pakistan Army which manages all military activity in KP and is currently engaged in a full-blown operation in North Waziristan.

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  • Shukeel Chohan
    Comment Link posted by Shukeel Chohan
    Friday, 18 March 2016 18:20

    What did these Yazeed loving dogs achieve by killing unarmed civilians. Pakistan needs yo cut all ties with the Haraam Wahabi Kingdom. It's their filthy Satanic ideology that is causing so much terrorism all over the Muslim world. Ever since that dog, General Zia ul Batil allowed them into Pakistan we've seen nothing but death and destruction. Wahabism is a cancer infecting the Ummah. We need to eradicate it.

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