Rawalpindi (February 04, 2018): Chief of Army Staff ( COAS ) General Qamar Javed Bajwa attended the funeral prayers of 11 security personnel, including an officer, martyred in a suicide attack on Saturday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Commander Peshawar Corps and other senior civil and military officials were also present at the prayers held in Peshawar.
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General Bajwa later visited the CMH Hospital in the provincial capital to meet those injured in the incident.
A suicide attack targetted at an Army unit in Swat’s tehsil Kabal on Saturday evening claimed lives of 11 security personnel and left 13 others injured.The attacker had targeted the sports area of the armed forces’ unit in the Shareefabad area of the tehsil. A large contingent of security personnel had secured the area after the attack and started an initial investigation into the blast.
Government sources had said rescue teams reached the area and shifted the injured to a hospital in Saidu Sharif.
11 Security Personnel Martyred, 13 Injured in Swat Explosion