The Pearl Continental in Peshawar Pakistan is a landmark hotel in the country’s northwest not far from the Swat Valley. It is a five star property with an affluent clientele including foreigners which probably contributed to it becoming a target. BBC reports that a Serbian UN worker and injured a British and a German national. The attack killed 11 people and injured 52. Three men rode a in a truck and fired at the security guards at the main gate before driving the truck close to the building and blowing it up. The blast damaged parts of the hotel and could be see 3 miles away. It left a crater in the ground and severely destroyed parts of the Pearl Continental. Last September a bomb blast killed 53 people and injured 266. Luxury Hotel bombed in Peshawar Pakistan