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Bomb Blast in Pakistan Wounds 8


A bomb blast in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar has wounded eight people just hours after the U.S. consulate was temporarily closed after receiving a threat.

Police say the blast was caused by explosives planted on a motorcycle parked in a crowded bazaar in the city center. Police say it seems the place where the blast occurred was not the target, and that the attacker was transporting the bomb.

Earlier on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Islamabad said its consulate in Peshawar has been temporarily closed after receiving a "specific and credible" threat.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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