Pakistan: 9 dead, 25 injured in ‘terrorist’ attack on passenger bus

At least nine people were killed, and 25 others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on a passenger bus in Pakistani city of Chilas located in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The armed assailants on motorcycles fired indiscriminately at the bus, which was travelling from Ghizer District to Islamabad.

As a result, some passengers including the driver died on the spot, while others were injured. As the driver was shot dead, the bus swerved and collided with a cargo truck coming from the opposite direction, and caught fire.

The assailants managed to escape from the scene after the attack, which happened at 06:30pm local time.

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