Posted: Sep 16, 2012 2:33 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2012 2:33 AM
TIMERGARAH, Pakistan (AP) A passenger van traveling near the Afghan border in northwest Pakistan has been hit by a roadside bomb, killing 15 people and wounding a dozen more.
The van was riding along a dirt road when it was hit and officials say it's unclear who set off the bomb.
Such attacks are common in the country's remote tribal regions, where militants from both Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan are active.
An official says the bomb was apparently detonated by remote control. The injured were rushed to a hospital, where some remained in serious condition.
A local government official says two children are among the dead. He says the vehicle was not carrying any tribal elders, militia commanders, or others from the area frequently targeted by militants.