12 killed in Pakistan bus bombing

A powerful bomb ripped through a minibus terminal in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least 12 people including a child, officials said.

A powerful bomb ripped through a minibus terminal in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least 12 people including a child, officials said.

Health spokesman Jameel Shah said the attack in Peshawar city also wounded 32 people.

Police officer Afzal Khan said women and children were among the wounded.

Local TV footage showed at least half a dozen minibuses damaged or destroyed by the blast.

Peshawar is near the border with Pakistan’s tribal region and has experienced frequent bombings over the past several years. Violence has dropped in recent months, but attacks continue.

No group claimed the bombing, but the Pakistani Taliban has carried out similar attacks throughout the country.

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