15 killed, over 40 injured in blast in NW Pakistan
At least 15 people were killed and over 40 others injured when a blast ripped through a bus stand in Pakistan's northwest town of Jamrud on Monday morning, reported local media ARY.
At least 10 vehicles and several shops nearby the blast site were destroyed, said the report.
Local TV footage shows huge smoke is seen rising from the blast site and ambulances are rushing towards the site.
All the injured have been shifted to Hayyat Abad Medical Complex in the neighboring city of Peshawar as there is no adequate medical facilities in the small town which lies just some 20 kilometers to the west of Peshawar.
Emergency has been declared at the Peshawar hospital and hospital sources said that some of the injured were in critical condition and the death toll may further rise.
According to local media reports, the blast took place at about 11: 00 a.m. local time when an explosive-laden vehicle parked at a bus stand in a market area in the town went off in the women waiting area of the bus stand.
Many women and kids were reportedly among the killed and the injured.
Local media said that the target was some of the local pro- government tribal people waiting at the bus stand.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.