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September 21, 2008

At least 40 dead in Pakistan Hotel Explosion

A truck bomb was responsible for one of the largest terrorist attacks in Pakistan's history, ripping through a Marriott hotel and killing at least 40 while injuring at least 100, the Associated Press reported in the Pioneer Press.
No groups took immediate responsibility for the blast, which left a 30-foot hole in front of the main building. Witnesses saw a large truck drive through the hotel gate at 8 p.m., and recalled a smaller explosion, followed by a much larger one.

The Pioneer Press and many other papers picked this story up, as it was the biggest international news of the day. It involved a lot of people, was recent, and was something that most readers will at least glance through.