Blast in Peshawar hotel kills five

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 09, 2009 17:58 hrs

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Islamabad: At least five people were killed and 35 injured on Tuesday evening in a bomb blast at a five-star hotel in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local TV reports.

The blast occurred at the Pearl Continental Hotel, a heavily guarded five-star hotel in Peshawar, capital of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the Express TV quoted police sources as saying.

Witnesses said the blast took place in the lobby of the hotel.

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