COAS attends funeral prayers of martyred security personnel in Peshawar

Pakistan       by Web Desk | Published

Three Pak Army soldiers were martyred while seven others were injured in the blast.

According to ISPR, the attack occurred in Kabal town of Swat district, almost 10 kilometres from Mingora city, where a suicide bomber blew himself up near military unit sports area.

Swat used to be a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban until 2009 when the army launched a major counterinsurgency offensive and flushed militants from the valley. The suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up in a ground where the security personnel were playing volleyball. It also raised the number of troops wounded in the attack to 13. All the injured were shifted to Combined Military Hospital Saidu Sharif. The last deadly Taliban attack in Swat Valley dates back to January 2013, when the militants struck a religious center and killed 21 worshippers and injured 70 others. The forces have cordoned off the area and started a search operation. However, more than 2,000 Taliban insurgents had been ousted in 2009 in a military operation.




Turkeyyesterday condemned Saturday's terrorist attack in Pakistan which killed several soldiers.

Swat, a tourist spot located in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is also known as the "Switzerland of Pakistan".

An officer was among those who died in the bombing, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban in an email to journalists.

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