Peshawar: Pro-Taliban militants blew up a state-run girls` school in the lawless Bajaur tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday apparently in retaliation to an operation launched against rebels by security forces.
This was the 10th school to be destroyed by militants in Bajaur Agency in as many days.
An official of the local political administration said the militants detonated explosive materials that were planted in the building of the Government Girls` Primary School at
Khwaga Cheena, located two kilometres from Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur Agency.
Following the attack, security forces launched a crackdown and arrested six persons, who were taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
An official of the education department said a total of 74 schools have been destroyed by the Taliban in Bajaur Agency during the past three years.