Pakistani soldiers and police officials inspect the blast site after a suicide attack in Saidu Sharif, on the outskirts of Mingora on March 13, 2010. – AFP
Eleven killed again in suicide blast at Swat check-post
PESHAWAR: At least 11 people were killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan’s Swat valley on Saturday, a day after a series of bombings brought chaos and bloodshed to the city of Lahore, police said.
The bomber blew himself up in Saidu Sharif, on the southern outskirts of Mingora, the main town of Swat, where the military said several months ago it had quelled a Taliban uprising.
“A total of 10 people have been killed and 37 were wounded. It was a suicide attack,” senior police official Qazi Jamil told AFP by telephone earlier. Three security personnel and a nine year old child were also among the dead. The death toll went up a few hours later when the DPO confirmed that another victim of the blast had died.
“The suicide bomber was on foot. He was trying to enter the building and blew himself up after being stopped by police,” he said.
A spokesman for the army-run Swat media centre also confirmed the death toll and told AFP by telephone that two policemen and one soldier were killed.
The area was cordoned off by security forces and all shops and markets were immediately closed, residents said.
“Some 20 vehicles were also damaged in this blast. The bomber was carrying 15 kilograms of explosives,” Jamil added.
Courtesy : DawnNews and AFP.
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