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20 killed in Peshawar bus blast

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PESHAWAR (APS) March 16, 2016- At least 20 people were killed and 44 wounded when a bomb blew up inside a bus in Peshawar, the main city of Pakistan’s insurgency-wracked northwest, officials said, with the toll feared to rise.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion, which took place as the bus carrying mainly government employees was passing through the crowded shopping district of Saddar.

But the country has been battling insurgency for more than a decade, with groups such as the Pakistani Taliban routinely carrying out attacks as part of their struggle to overthrow the government.

Police official and hospital authorities confirmed the incident and casualties.

Bomb disposal officials said a four-kilogramme (nine-pound) improvised explosive device (IED) had been planted near the bus’s gas cylinder and appeared to have been detonated remotely.

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