Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley

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

The attack took place Saturday night in an area in the scenic Swat Valley where army officers conduct sporting activities, said an official statement.

The death toll could rise, the official said, in the attack as civilians watched the match. The suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up in a ground where the security personnel were playing volleyball.

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

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The military statement said 13 people were injured in the blast and have admitted to the hospital. The Pakistani military wrested the region from the Taliban in 2009 and has maintained a heavy presence.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the deadliest against the military in recent years.

The Pakistani army had launched a large scale operation against the militants in the Swat valley in 2009 and destroyed their hideouts within two months. "Wait for more [such attacks] to follow". The last deadly Taliban attack in Swat Valley dates back to January 2013, when the militants struck a religious center and killed 21 worshippers and injured 70 others. Abbasi said that no cowardly attack can deter Pakistan from pursuing struggle against the menace of terrorism to its logical conclusion.

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