PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb exploded in the back of a bus carrying government employees in northern Pakistan on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but militants battling the government in northwestern Pakistan often target troops, officials and symbols of the state.
Friday's attack took place as the bus was traveling through the outskirts of the city of Peshawar, the provincial capital. It was carrying employees at the end of the work week back to their home city of Charsadda.
The explosion also wounded 46 people, said police officer Arif Khan.