TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

Lucy Bush
February 7, 2018

The atmosphere remained gloomy in Kabal tehsil of Swat on Sunday a day after the suicide attack at the army sports area. The Taliban also warned more attacks in near future.

The attacker had targetted the sports area of the armed forces' unit in the Shareefabad area of the tehsil.

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The powerful explosion, which rocked the surrounding area, occurred in the Kabal region of Swat, a picturesque valley in the northern part of the country. The injured were later shifted by rescue officials to a hospital in Saidu Sharif area of Swat, according to government sources. The operation involved evacuating 2 million people from the valley.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the suicide attack, the prime minister's office said.

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He added that the coward enemy can not fight with Pakistan's valiant soldiers and such cowardly acts can not deter the country's resolve for the elimination of terrorism. "No cowardly attack can deter us in pursuing our struggle against the menace of terrorism to its logical conclusion", he said.

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

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Operation Rah-e-Haq was launched thrice in the valley and Shangla district in 2007, 2008, and 2009 respectively. The Pakistani military wrested the region from the Taliban in 2009 and has maintained a heavy presence.

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