November 12, 2009 | UPDATED: 10:27 p.m. EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan [PeterPaul.ca] — A bomb blast early Friday has shattered weeks of calm in the war-torn country. The first blast, at a regional office of Pakistan’s intelligence service in north-western Pakistan, killed at least 8 people and wounded 30 others.
“Media has been removed from the site of intel agency blast,” Dawn News reporter Naveen Naqvi said via her Twitter page. [@naveenaqvi]. Naqvi said the initial blast occurred in the “Artillery Road area” of Peshawar.
David MacDougall [@davidmacdougall], a Pakistani-based journalist, said “ … a couple of buildings have collapsed in Peshawar after latest attack. Initial reports of 8 dead according to Geo,” via his Twitter page.
There is no word on a claim of responsibility but Pakistan’s Dawn News reported that the blast occurred near “intelligence agencies offices.”
Naveen Naqvi, a Dawn News reporter based in Karachi, said via Twitter, that the initial blast occurred in the “Artillery Road and Canonment area” of Peshawar. She added that a Dawn News correspondent at the Lady Reading hospital reported two deaths and 25 injuries from the intelligence building blast.