At Least 11 Dead In Pakistan Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Officials in Pakistan say an attack on a luxury hotel has now left at least 11 people dead, and 70 others wounded.

They say suicide attackers in Peshawar shot their way past guards before setting off a huge explosion that reduced part of the Pearl Continental Hotel to rubble, and left a huge crater in a parking lot.

The attack was similar to an assault last month on buildings belonging to police and a Pakistani intelligence agency in the eastern city of Lahore.

The hotel -- like one that was attacked last year in Islamabad -- was frequented by foreigners and elite Pakistanis, making it a high-profile target for militants despite the tight security.

Taliban leaders have warned that they will carry out major attacks in large Pakistani cities, in retaliation for an army offensive to retake the Swat Valley region from militants.


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