Deaths in Peshawar hotel attack


At least 11 people are reported to have been killed and 46 wounded after a gun and suicide truck bomb attack on a five-star hotel in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Armed men entered the Pearl Continental hotel in the north-western city on Tuesday and explosives were then detonated, government and security officials said. “It was a suicide attack,” Sefwat Ghayur, Peshawar’s police chief, said. “Occupants of a double-cabin pick-up truck forced their way in, firing at the security guards. The attackers struck their vehicle into the hotel building, and it exploded on impact.”

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