Blast destroys stadium, school in Pak tribal area

A stadium and a school were destroyed in a blast in Khyber tribal region.

Peshawar: A stadium and a school were
destroyed on Saturday when a powerful bomb went off in the volatile
Khyber tribal region in northwest Pakistan, though there was
no loss of life, officials said.

The explosive device, which had been planted in the
stadium close to the school in Bara area of Khyber tribal
agency, exploded with a loud bang early this morning.
Both the school and stadium buildings were empty at the
time of the blast, the officials said.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a
search operation after the blast, which was believed to have
been triggered by pro-Taliban militants.
No group claimed responsibility for the blast.

Several militant groups, including the Taliban and the
Lashkar-e-Islam, are active in Khyber.