Explosion rocks hotel in Pakistan`s capital

An explosion tore through a small hotel in Islamabad, wounding at least five people.

Updated: Sep 30, 2011, 00:17 AM IST

Islamabad: An explosion tore through a small hotel in Pakistan`s capital late Thursday, wounding at least five people, police said.
Islamabad police chief Mohammed Binyamin said an initial investigation indicated the explosion was caused by a gas leak, not by a bomb.
The blast took place on the fourth floor of a hotel on the main commercial street in Islamabad, blowing out windows and throwing chunks of concrete onto cars in the parking lot in front of the building.

Bureau Report