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Explosion at bus stand kills 6, wounds 15 in Pakistan

From Nasir Habib, CNN
  • Senior police official: A militant placed a bag containing an explosive in a van
  • Three women, two men and one child are killed, a police official says
  • The blast takes place in the village of Matni, south of Peshawar

(CNN) -- Six people were killed and 15 were injured from an explosion at a bus stand the northern Pakistani village of Matni, a police official said.

Kalam Khan, a Peshawar police official, told CNN that the dead included three women, two men and one child. The blast also destroyed three vehicles, Khan said.

Matni is about 22 kilometers (13.6 miles) south of Peshawar.

Muhammad Ejaz Khan, a senior Peshawar police official, said a militant placed a bag with an explosive in a passenger van set to leave for another city. He said the militant then ran away and detonated the bag with a remote control.