At least 16 people were killed and over 70 injured in a blast in a market place of Jamrud in the Khyber agency along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Monday. The dead and injured included women and children as many were waiting at a bus-stop when the bomb went off.
The bomb was planted in a car parked in the vicinity. The police have not been able to determine whether it was a timer device or detonated by someone with a remote control.
Some reports from the tribal agency, where journalists have little access, claimed that the explosion essentially targeted the office of the Assistant Political Agent of Khyber. The death toll, according to security personnel, was likely to increase as several of the injured were in a critical condition.