Blast kills 12 at Pakistani camp for people fleeing violence
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (REUTERS) - At least twelve people were killed on Thursday by a car bomb at a camp in north-west Pakistan for people displaced by fighting between government forces and Islamist militants, police said.
The bomb exploded in the Jalozai camp in Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an area bordering Afghanistan and a stronghold for insurgents bent on toppling Pakistan's US-backed government.
"Food was being distributed among the internally displaced persons when the blast took place," Nowshera police chief Mohammad Hussain said, adding that 35 people were wounded.
The camp is home to people who have fled violence in ethnic Pashtun areas along the border with Afghanistan where Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants operate.