Eight dead after suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN: A car bomb exploded in a tunnel in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing eight people and wounding 14 others, The Nation newspaper reported.

The newspaper said a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden truck in Kohat tunnel, which connects the northwestern cities of Peshawar and Kohat, forcing authorities to close it to traffic. The attack happened just after midnight local time.

Minutes later, an oil tanker outside the tunnel caught fire and exploded, damaging several vehicles. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan accepted responsibility for both attacks.

Kohat tunnel has been attacked by the Taliban in the past.


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