11 KILLED IN SUICIDE BLAST IN ARMY CAMP IN NW PAKISTAN
ISLAMABAD, At least 11 Pakistani army officers and soldiers were killed and 13 others injured, in a suicide blast inside an army unit, in Pakistan’s north-west Swat district, on Saturday night.
The Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistani army’s media wing, said in a statement that, the attack happened in a sports area of the unit, in Kabal town of Swat, a district located in the country’s north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Local reports said, the death toll may further increase, as several were in critical condition, among the injured.
Local media said, the attack happened when soldiers were playing volleyball there. The injured soldiers have been shifted to Kabal hospital.
The outlawed militant group of Pakistani Taliban, claimed the attack, according to local reports.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has strongly condemned the suicide attack.
The prime minister said, no cowardly attack can deter Pakistan, in pursuing struggle against the menace of terrorism to its logical conclusion. “We will continue our fight till the last trace is rooted out,” stated the prime minster, in a statement.
Pakistani security forces had cleared Swat valley in a major operation in 2009. Earlier, the Pakistani Taliban militants had strong influence, in most parts of Swat.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK