Deadly Bombing Kills 30 People in Pakistani Town of Jamrud

At least 30 people were killed when a bomb was planted near a bus terminal, and more than 60 others were injured in north-western Pakistani town of Jamrud, an area where militants have previously launched deadly attacks.

Police say the bomb was planted in a vehicle in Jamrud’s busy market area and detonated remotely.

According to media reports, more than 60 people were injured critically.

A group of refugee women and their children await the arrival of SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan at the Shamshatoo camp. The camp, which serves as temporary home to some 70,000 Afghan refugees, is at a frontier province in north-west Pakistan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing in the north-western Pakistani town.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson Mr. Ban noted the high casualty toll, particularly the number of children killed or wounded.

“He extends his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and reiterates the continued solidarity of the United Nations with the people and Government of Pakistan in their continuing efforts to confront terrorism and extremism.”- Mr. Ban’s Spokeperson

Deadly terrorist bombing is widespread in Pakistan. The frequency of high-profile bombings has decreased in Pakistan over the past year.

A deadly bombing rocked Islamabad outside the Danish Embassy in 2008. Media reports say the blast killed at least six people, including a UNDP employee, and wounded 30.

A bloodiest attack in Jamrud in August 2011 killed at least 40 people at a mosque.

Jamrud has been the target of several major blasts in recent years.

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