Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley

07 February, 2018, 01:37 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • At least three soldiers dead as suicide bomber strikes Swat army camp

The militant detonated his explosives targeting the soldiers as they were playing sports and exercising at an empty plot in Swat Valley, in the Kabal area.

Later, the COAS visited CMH Peshawar to meet injured of the incident.

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

Since 2007, the armed forces have carried out different operations against militants (local and foreign) to drive them away from the scenic valley.

Government sources said rescue teams reached the area and shifted the injured to a hospital in Saidu Sharif.

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Security forces cordoned off the area and were searching for possible accomplices of the bomber, the military statement said.

Tehreek-e-Taliban - bettern known as the Pakistani Taliban - claimed the attack and warned that more attacks will follow.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemnded the attack and said the country will continue their fight against terrorism till the "last trace is rooted out". Pakistan launched an operation in the tribal areas in June 2014, in which 3,500 alleged militants have been killed, according to the Army's data, which has not been independently verified.

"Coward enemy terrorists are no match for our valiant sons of the soil and no attack can deter us in pursuing our struggle against the menace of terrorism", Abbasi said in a statement.

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