Official: 25 dead in NW Pakistan suicide attack

Official 25 dead in sui

The death toll in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan's northwest has reached 25, a government official said Friday. Area mayor Syed Mehtabul Hassan said several others were also wounded Friday when the bomber detonated his vehicle near a hotel in Kohat town in what might be a sectarian attack. He told The Associated Press that 25 bodies had been pulled out of the rubble of the hotel and nearby shops. Pakistan's northwest is riddled with Taliban and al-Qaida militants, whose presence has added fuel to longstanding Sunni-Shi'ite tensions among Pakistani Muslims.