23 Dec 2012

Eight killed at rally in Peshawar

7:04 am on 23 December 2012

A suicide bomber killed at least eight people at a political rally in the city of Peshawar in north-western Pakistan on Saturday.

The blast happened near the house of a leader of the Awami National Party, which is part of the national governing coalition.

A provincial minister was among those killed. The BBC reports he died in hospital of his wounds.

The Pakistani Taliban said it carried out the attack.