Death Toll After Explosion in Pakistan Rises to 17, No Suicide Attack

Death Toll After Explosion in Pakistan Rises to 17, No Suicide Attack

The death toll after an explosion at an office of anti-terror units of the Pakistani police in Kabal, a town northwest of the Swat Valley, has risen to 17, the authorities announced on Tuesday.

Authorities had initially said it was a suicide bombing, but local police said the explosions were caused by a short circuit that detonated the ammunition stored there.

According to the most recent balance, there are twelve dead police officers and five dead terror suspects who were in the cell at the time of the explosion. Another 57 other officers were injured, ten in serious condition.

The explosion caused the building of the anti-terror units to collapse completely. A mosque nearby was also destroyed.

Authorities initially assumed it was a suicide bombing. A conflict has been raging in Pakistan for years between the government and the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). Now, however, none of that appears to be the case.

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