Swat bleeds again as blast at CTD police station leaves 12 dead

SWAT – People gather at the entrance to Saidu Sharif Hospital where victims were being brought after the blast at the CTD Police Station in Kabal.–Photo courtesy social media

SWAT – At least 12 policemen were martyred and more than 60 wounded in a “suicide blast” at the Kabal police station in Swat valley on Monday night.

Rescue 1122 spokesperson Ayesha Khan said civilians were also among the injured. Speaking to the media, Swat DPO Shafiullah Gandapur said it was a “suicide blast”.

Dawn.com quoted Imdad Khan, a police official wounded in the incident, as saying that initial information showed the attack occurred around 8:20pm inside the police station. The premises also houses the Counter Terrorism Department and a mosque. The explosion came hours after a raid by the CTD in Lakki Marwat resulted in the killing of three suspected militants.

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