Pakistan – Deadly bomb blast in Jamrud Market of Khyber Agency

At least 10 people have been killed in a blast which hit a crowded market in the Khyber tribal region of north-west Pakistan, reports say.

Witnesses say a car bomb exploded in the market at Jamrud, the main town in the Khyber area.

The explosion took place close to the offices of the tribal administration. The injured have been taken to hospital in the nearby city of Peshawar.

No group has said it carried out the attack as yet.

The bombing comes a day after a 15-hour stand-off between militants and security forces in the vicinity of Peshawar airport, located just about 10km (six miles) east of Jamrud town.

At least 10 militants were killed in the clash, many of them ethnic Uzbek fighters, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out that attack.

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