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Soldiers patrol outside the tunnel following a bombing in Kohat on January 29, 2011. — Photo by AFP 

KOHAT: Eight people were killed and at least 10 others were injured in a suicide blast near the Kohat Tunnel late on Friday night, reports said.

The blast damaged the tunnel on the main road between the northwestern city of Peshawar and the region.

The tunnel was closed after the incident, television reports said.

No one claimed responsibility for the blast.