Pakistani militants blow up girls’ school in Peshawar

Pro-Taliban militants blew up a government-run girls’ primary school on the outskirts of the capital of Pakistan`s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010, 00:55 AM IST

Peshawar: Pro-Taliban militants blew up a
government-run girls’ primary school on the outskirts of the
capital of Pakistan`s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province
today, though there were no casualties, officials said.

The militants planted powerful bombs near the walls of
the school in Matani-Adezai area and detonated them by remote
control.

Militants have destroyed scores of state-run schools
in the northwestern province and the adjoining tribal areas
over the past three years.

In the troubld southwestern Balochistan province, a
man was killed and three others injured when a landmine went
off today, officials said.

It could not immediately be ascertained who had
planted the landmine in Kohlu area of Balochistan.
Local officials took the injured to a nearby hospital.

PTI