18 Dec 2012

Village market hit by car bomb

6:05 am on 18 December 2012

At least 17 people have been killed and 71 wounded by a car bomb at a market in the Khyber tribal area in north-west Pakistan.

The BBC reports the explosion took place close to the offices of the tribal administration in the town of Jamrud on Monday. The wounded were taken to hospital in Peshawar.

The blast also damaged 15 shops and 10 vehicles.

No group has said it carried out the attack as yet. The village is close to the Afghan border.

On Saturday, a Pakistani Taliban suicide squad targeted the airport in Peshawar, killing five civilians and blowing a hole in a perimeter wall.