Truck bomb claims 11 lives

A TRUCK bomb ripped through a luxury hotel yesterday killing 11 people and wounding 46 in Pakistan's Peshawar city, capital of a northwest province plagued by Taliban violence.

A TRUCK bomb ripped through a luxury hotel yesterday killing 11 people and wounding 46 in Pakistan's Peshawar city, capital of a northwest province plagued by Taliban violence.

The bomb was hidden in a delivery truck, police and officials said, and was driven up to the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel in the high-security Khyber Road area of Peshawar and detonated outside.

It is the seventh deadly bombing to hit the troubled city in a month, as fears grow that Taliban militants are exacting revenge for a punishing six-week military offensive against them in three northwest districts. - Sapa-AFP

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