Gunmen kill 18 in attack on van in Pakistan, official says
November 2, 2012 -- Updated 1443 GMT (2243 HKT)
- Assailants opened fire on a passenger van in the city of Khuzdar, a local official says
- At least 18 people were killed and five injured in the attack, he says
- The van then caught fire because it was parked by a gas pump, he says
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- At least 18 people were killed and five injured after attackers opened fire on a passenger van in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province Friday, a senior administration official said.
Eight armed men fired on a passenger van that then caught fire because it was parked near a gas pump in the city of Khuzdar, said Mansoor Kakar, deputy commissioner for Khuzdar.
As the flames spread, four shops also caught fire, Kakar told CNN.
Kakar said that women and children were among those killed. The attackers fled the scene unharmed, he added.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, which has the country's largest reserve of gas, has seen violent clashes between suspected insurgents and security forces in the past few years.
Read more: 24 die in collision in Pakistan
Part of complete coverage on
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 1526 GMT (2326 HKT)
Advocates say the exam includes unnecessarily invasive and irrelevant procedures -- like a so-called "two finger" test.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 0009 GMT (0809 HKT)
Supplies of food, clothing and fuel are running short in Damascus and people are going hungry as the civil war drags on.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 1801 GMT (0201 HKT)
Supporters of Richard III want a reconstruction of his head to bring a human aspect to a leader portrayed as a murderous villain.
February 5, 2013 -- Updated 1548 GMT (2348 HKT)
Robert Fowler spent 130 days held hostage by the same al Qaeda group that was behind the Algeria massacre. He shares his experience.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 0507 GMT (1307 HKT)
As "We are the World" plays, a video shows what looks like a nuclear attack on the U.S. Jim Clancy reports on a bizarre video from North Korea.
The relationship is, once again, cold enough to make Obama's much-trumpeted "reset" in Russian-U.S. relations seem thoroughly off the rails.
Ten years on, what do you think the Iraq war has changed in you, and in your country? Send us your thoughts and experiences.
February 5, 2013 -- Updated 1215 GMT (2015 HKT)
Musician Daniela Mercury has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide over a career span of nearly 30 years.
Photojournalist Alison Wright travelled the world to capture its many faces in her latest book, "Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit."
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 0006 GMT (0806 HKT)
Europol claims 380 soccer matches, including top level ones, were fixed - as the scandal widens, CNN's Dan Rivers looks at how it's done.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 1237 GMT (2037 HKT)
That galaxy far, far away is apparently bigger than first thought. The "Star Wars" franchise will get two spinoff movies, Disney announced.
February 8, 2013 -- Updated 0718 GMT (1518 HKT)
It's an essential part of any trip, an activity we all take part in. Yet almost none of us are any good at it. Souvenir buying is too often an obligatory slog.
Today's five most popular stories