10 Jan 2012

Fatal blast targets bus terminal in Pakistan

10:28 pm on 10 January 2012

At least 25 people have been killed after a bomb exploded near a bus terminal in a tribal region of north-west Pakistan, according to officials.

The blast took place in the town of Jamrud in the Khyber tribal region, an area where militants have previously launched deadly attacks, the BBC reports.

Police say the bomb was planted in a vehicle in a busy market area and detonated remotely on Tuesday.

More than 50 were people injured, some of them critically, officials say.

Several militant groups fighting the government are active in the Khyber region, which is close to the Afghan border.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.