NINE KILLED IN AN ATTACK ON A BUS IN NORTHERN PAKISTAN

Nine people were killed, including two off-duty army personnel, when gunmen opened fire on a bus in northern Pakistan, causing it to collide with a truck and burst into flames, officials said Sunday. The bus was attacked by at least five gunmen from both sides at around 18:30 local time (13:30 GMT) on Saturday. "After the shooting, the bus went out of control and collided with an oncoming truck. The two vehicles then caught fire. The two drivers are among the victims," said a senior government official in the region, Arif Ahmed Khan. He confirmed that eight people were killed at the scene, while one person died later in the hospital as a result of his injury. Among the dead were two soldiers who were on leave, while 25 people were injured. Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

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