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Car bomb kills eight in Pakistan

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  • Police respond to scene after receiving call about a vehicle with a dead body inside
  • Ensuing blast kills five police officers, two paramilitary personnel and a civilian
  • Earlier, police cited a suicide car bomb
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By Zein Basravi
CNN
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LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) -- A remote-controlled bomb detonated on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday morning, killing seven security personnel and a civilian.

Policemen collect evidence after an explosion on security forces outside Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday.

Policemen collect evidence after an explosion on security forces outside Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday.

Peshawar police received a call about a vehicle, identified as a Suzuki Alto, with a dead body inside. When police arrived at the scene at about 7:20 a.m. (2:30 a.m. GMT), a bomb triggered the explosion.

The dead included five police personnel, two Frontier Corps paramilitary personnel and a civilian, police said.

Earlier, police said the explosion was a suicide car bomb.

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