18 Killed in Pakistan Van Attack

At least 18 people were killed and five injured after an attack on a passenger van in Pakistan by a group of eight gunmen, a senior administration official reports. After the gunmen opened fire on the van, which was parked near a gas pump, it burst into flames. It is believe that women and children are among those who were killed. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, and the gunmen escaped the scene. The violence took place in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, where insurgents and security forces have been clashing over the past few years, likely over the area’s oil reserve, which is the largest in the country.