Deaths in Peshawar hotel attack

9/6/09

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.”

See: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/06/200969175445624448.html; Grenade blast kills Afghan child; http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/06/200969102356369283.html