Deadly suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

A rescue worker collects evidence at the site of a bomb blast in Peshawar

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Eight people were killed and 26 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a hotel in a Shiite minority neighborhood in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday, officials said.

"Eight people were killed and twenty six have been injured in a suicide blast outside a local hotel yards away from an Imambargah (worship place of the Shiites)," senior police official Faisal Mukhtar told AFP.

Shafqat Malik, chief of Peshawar's Bomb Disposal Unit, confirmed that it was a suicide blast. (AFP)

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