Five family members killed in Peshawar hotel explosion

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Peshawar: At least five of a family, including two children, were killed and two others severely injured in a powerful explosion in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar city this morning, police said.
The blast occurred on the fourth floor of the hotel near Bilal Town area and all victims belonged to Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Capital City Police (CCPO) Qazi Jamil ur Rehman said, adding that fire engulfed the entire floor after the blast.
The blast occurred on the fourth floor of the hotel in room number 408.
He said security forces were looking for evidence to ascertain the cause of the blast.
The injured are rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital, where their condition was stated to be critical, he said.
The family included a man, his wife, mother, two children and two of his brother’s sons.