Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Pakistani police officer stands at the site of a suicide bombing in Mingora, the main town of Pakistan's troubled of Pakistan's troubled Swat Valley, Sunday, 30 Aug. 2009

By VOA News
Pakistan officials say at least 12 police recruits have been killed in suicide bomb attack.

Authorities say the attack in the northwestern Swat Valley happened Sunday while the cadets were training near a police station.

Associated Press says television footage shows officers picking up mutilated bodies.

The attack on the police comes a day after Pakistan's military announced it destroyed a training camp for suicide bombers in the Swat Valley.

The army said in a statement that reports from intelligence sources and local residents led them to the location in northwest Pakistan.

Six militants were reported killed in the operation and several others were said to be wounded.

Pakistan's government has been fighting a Taliban insurgency in the northwest.


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