A gas cylinder blast at a religious gathering in Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley Thursday killed 22 people and wounded more than 80, officials said, prompting a probe to investigate possible sabotage.
Pakistani security personnel inspect a religious seminary after a gas explosion on the outskirts of Mingora on January 10, 2013. A gas cylinder exploded at a religious gathering in Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley on Thursday killing 22 people and wounding more than 80, officials said.
The explosion took place at a weekly meeting of the local Tableeghi Jamaat (preachers' party) at its centre on the outskirts of Mingora, the main town in the district, regional police chief Akhtar Hayat said.
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