Ten people, including two children, were killed and over 20 others injured when a bomb went off at a market in the restive Bajaur tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Thursday, officials said.
The blast occurred at Pusht Bazar in Salarzai area of Bajaur Agency.
A majority of the victims died after being taken to a nearby hospital. At least five shops and several vehicles were destroyed by the blast.
The bomb was planted in a pick-up truck that was parked in the market. Security forces cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation.
No group claimed responsibility for the incident.
The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan condemned the attack and claimed it was not involved in the incident.
The market is controlled by Shahabuddin Khan, a leader of the PML-N who is considered to be pro-government.
The Salarzai tribe too is considered to be pro-government and its members have often been targeted by militants.