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Dec 28, 2007 at 05:48pm IST

Bomb blast in Pakistan's Swat Valley, three killed

New Delhi: Pakistan's Swat Valley, too, witnessed a poll related violnce when on Friday afternoon at least three people were killed in a bomb blast during a meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q.

Dawn News channel correspondent Syed Irfan Ashraf told CNN-IBN that the situation in the region is very volatile and confirmed that there has been a blast.

"We have unconfirmed reports of four people being killed. Locals say the blast took place when some candidates for the January 8 parliamentary elections were passing through the area but these are not confirmed," he said.

Curfew was imposed in Swat on Thursday evening for an indefinite period after news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination reached the area.

According to Ashraf the situation in Swat was very volatile.

Protestors and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) activists burnt down several buildings and even torched the office of PML-Q. Security has been on high alert.