At least seven cops were killed and several others wounded in a blast near a police van in Torghar area of Battagram in Mansehra. According to media reports, a roadside bomb has targeted a police van, killing seven newly recruited officers and wounding six others. The convoy of seven police vans carrying more than 34 recruits was on way for a training camp. The injured were shifted to DHQ Battagram. According to some sources quoted by private TV channel, the blast occurred due to explosion of a landmine while another report says that the convoy was targeted by rockets.