Bomb kills 25

A SUICIDE car bombing in Pakistan’s northwest has killed 25 people.

Area mayor Syed Mehtabul Hassan said several others were also wounded yesterday when the bomber detonated his vehicle near a hotel in Kohat town in what might be a sectarian attack.

He told The Associated Press that 25 bodies have been pulled out of the rubble of the hotel and nearby shops.

Pakistan’s northwest is riddled with Taliban and al-Qaida militants, whose presence has added fuel to long-standing Sunni-Shi’ite tensions among Pakistani Muslims.


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