Updated Report: At least 19 people were killed and 35 others wounded after a bomb blasted off a bus in north-east Pakistan on Friday. Report says all passengers were government employees, who were on their way to work.
Bashir Ahmad Bilour, a senior minister for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province said that the bomb was possibly planted inside the bus, carrying more than 50 passengers. The BBC reported that the blast happened near a police station main post in Gul Bela village area, where the bus passed by and bound to Charsadda. All injured passengers were rushed to hospitals in Peshawar and Charsadda, reports Los Angeles Times.
The fact that Peshawar is known to be a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaeda militants, Pakistani officials cannot rule out yet if who was responsible for the said incident. But according to the report, authorities are willing to negotiate a peace talk with the insurgents. If they persist to carry out more attacks, Pakistani government will be forced to take action against them.