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Pakistani police officials and volunteers inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast at a bazaar in Peshawar on February 4, 2014. Eight people were killed and 42 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a shiite-run charity hotel in a Shiite minority neighbourhood in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said. AFP PHOTO/A MAJEED

Suicide blast in Peshawar hotel near imambargah claims 10 lives; over 50 injured

PESHAWAR, (SANA): At lest 10 persons were killed and over 50 others injured in the result of suicide attack in a hotel Kucha-e-Risaldar near Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar. The head and legs of the suicide bomber have been recovered from the site of the blast.

Four shops were also destroyed in the result of the blast. The condition of seven injured persons is critical. The injured have been shifted in the leady reading hospital.

According to police, the blast took place in Koocha Risaldar area of Qissa Khawani Bazaar near a restaurant, killing 10 persons and injuring 50 others.

Shafqat Malik, AIG Bomb Disposal Squad, said a suicide bomber blew himself up in the area.

Confirming the death toll, Superintendent Police (SP) City Muhammad Faisal Mukhtar said it was a suicide attack.

Jamil Shah, media coordinator at LRH confirmed that six dead bodies and 32 injured have been brought in the hospital. Women and children were among the injured, he said.

Senior police officer SSP Najeemur Rehman said that it was a suicide blast.

He said that the bomber detonated his explosives at dining area of a hotel housing people from Parachinar and Kurram Agency.

He said that Peshawar was surrounded by tribal areas from three sides. He said that it was difficult to cordon off the whole city.

Rescue teams rushed to the scene and started shifting the wounded to hospital. Law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and started search operation.

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