22 killed in polling station blast at Boner in Pakistan

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Peshawar, Dec 28 (ANI): A blast at polling station killed 22 and wounded several persons including six children and the police personnel that occurred in a school located at Shalbanday of Boner area in the Swat Valley.

Sources said that the intensity of the blast was so strong that it was heard far and wide, while parts of the bodies were found at quite a distance, The News reported.

The injured are being shifted to the local hospital at a place called Dagar.

Sources said that this explosion was the result of a planted bomb exploded through time device, however, the police as yet have issued no statement in this regard.

Ambulances reaching the scene have started the rescue and relief operation.

It may be recalled that following the death of ANP MPA, Abdul Mateen Khan this provincial assembly seat had fallen vacant on which the polling was underway since this morning.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and a search operation has started, while polling has been suspended. (ANI)

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