A cop among 7 killed in Swabi blast
SWABI: Seven people, including a policeman, were killed in a blast near the Swabi interchange leading towards Mardan, eyewitnesses said.
According to Expres 24/7 correspondent, no official figures have been released yet about the number of people killed and injured, but eyewitnesses say seven people have been killed and around 30 injured in the blast.
A rally by Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI-F) chief rally was about to enter the area to reach Mardan where the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was expected to address a party congregation, reports correspondent.
A protocol team for the JUI-F chief was present at the site at the time of the explosion. Party workers have said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman and his party members are safe. Security forces have cordoned off the area and rescue efforts are underway.