Several killed in blast in northwest Pakistan

At least four dead in apparent suicide attack in Peshawar targeting refugees registering with the government.

    A police official in Pakistan has said that a bomb blast targeting refugees registering with the government has killed four people in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

    Faisal Mukhtar said the blast on Sunday on a football field also wounded eight people. The explosion happened as officials registered refugees from the nearby Khyber tribal region, Mukhtar added.

    Government official Manzoor Khan said the assault appears to be a suicide attack and that police are investigating the attack.

    No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

    Peshawar sits next to Pakistan's tribal region, which is home to a mix of local Pakistani and al-Qaeda-linked foreign fighters.

    Pakistan's local Taliban have been fighting against the state in a bid to overthrow the government and install Islamic law.

    SOURCE: AP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.