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18 killed in passenger bus ambush in Kohistan, Pakistan

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Tuesday 28 February 2012,

(BNA) MANSEHRA: At least 18 people were killed Tuesday when gunmen opened fire on a passenger bus in the district of Kohistan of Pakistan , police said.

The bus was carrying at least 25 passengers from Gilgit to Rawalpindi. The motive was unclear as Islamist militants are not active in the area, police said.

"Armed men hiding on both sides of the road attacked the bus," local police chief Mohammad Ilyas said.

"Initial reports said 18 people have died and seven wounded," he added.

The ambush happened near the town of Harban, 130 miles north of the capital Islamabad

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