SWAT (Agencies): At least twenty people were killed and several others injured in a “suspected suicide attack” at a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police station in Swat’s Kabal on Monday, the province’s police chief.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police Akhtar Hayat Khan said security officials were on “high alert” throughout the province.
Earlier, District Police Officer Shafi Ullah Gandapur (DPO) said there were two blasts inside the station, which destroyed the building.
CTD DIG Khalid Sohail said the building’s collapse caused a power outage, the extent of which is yet to be determined.
The latest attack comes as Pakistan faces a rise in terrorism incidents, with militants targeting law enforcers in their new offensive. The security agencies have also ramped up operations against the terrorists.