Pakistan car bomb kills eight

A car bomb has exploded near a government office in north-west Pakistan killing at least eight people.

A car bomb has exploded near a government office in north-west Pakistan killing at least eight people.

The bombing in the Hangu area is the latest in a wave of attacks in the country since the May 2 US raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed other recent strikes, saying they are avenging the al-Qaida leader’s death.

Police official Irshad Khan says the bomb went off near the district commissioner’s office, but the facility escaped damage.

More in this section

IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox