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Twin Blasts Kill 17 People In Pakistan

On Monday, two blasts struck a Pakistani counterterrorism facility in the country’s northwest area, killing 17 people.

The explosives were triggered by electrical faults, not a “terrorist attack,” according to authorities.

According to Al-Jazeera, the death toll following explosions in a munitions storage in Kabal town of Swat area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan has risen to 17.

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According to local police commander Shafiullah Gandapur, the dead included nine police officers, five inmates, and three civilians.
According to Akhtar Hayat, another provincial police officer, more than 50 individuals, largely police officers, were also injured when the shorts triggered explosions seconds apart.


Initially, police said the explosions could be an act of “terrorism” but an investigation later concluded that short circuits were the cause, a police statement released on Tuesday said.

Nasir Mahmood Satti, a district police chief, also confirmed there was no attack.

Police and government officials attended a collective funeral on Tuesday for the officers killed in the blasts.

Officials and others attend the funeral prayer of police officers, who were killed in Monday’s explosions in Kabal, a town of Pakistan’s Swat district.


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