Blast in Pakistan's volatile Peshawar kills at least seven

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 04, 2014 11:14 AM

By Hameedullah Khan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - - An explosion in a densely populated neighborhood of Pakistan's volatile city of Peshawar killed at least seven people on Tuesday, hospital sources said.

The attack took place after dark in a neighborhood dominated by the minority Shi'ite Muslim population which has come under increasing attack from hardline Sunni groups.

Hospital sources in Peshawar, a sprawling, dusty city on Pakistan's unstable frontier with Afghanistan, said several dozen people were wounded. It was unclear what caused the blast.

(Reporting by Hameedullah Khan; Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Jon Boyle) nL3N0L93IC