Official says suicide bombing kills 23 in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan -- An official in Pakistan says suicide bombers entered a hotel in southwestern Pakistan and killed 23 Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran.

The home minister for Baluchistan province, Mir Sarfraz Bugti, says the pilgrims were staying at hotels at a town close to the Iranian border.

He says four suicide bombers attacked one of the hotels late Sunday night. Ten pilgrims were also wounded.

The attack came as gunmen stormed an airport terminal used for VIPs and cargo in Pakistan's largest city Sunday night, killing five people and wounding another.


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