Deadly attack on press club in Pakistan

The city's main hospital said four people were killed, including a policeman and a press club employee.

Deadly attack on press club in Pakistan

A suicide bomber attacked a club for journalists in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing four people in a first such attack targeting media offices, officials said.

"It was a suicide attack. The bomber wanted to get into the Press club and when our police guard stopped him he blew himself up," city police chief Liaqat Ali Khan said.

The force of the explosion blew out the windows in the imposing red brick building, damaging the guard hut outside and nearby vehicles, said police.

The city's main Lady Reading Hospital said four people were killed, including a policeman and a press club employee.

Police said four journalists were among the wounded.


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