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Taliban militants blow up school in South Waziristan

Taliban militants blew up a school in the restive South Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan today though there was no loss of life, an official said.



Peshawar: Taliban militants blew up a
school in the restive South Waziristan tribal region of
northwest Pakistan today though there was no loss of life, an
official said.

The large higher secondary school in Wana, which is
run by the political administration of South Wazirisatan
Agency, was razed when five bombs went off at noon.

The explosion was heard several kilometres away.

No group claimed responsibility for bombing the
school. Tribal elders condemned the destruction of the school.

Assistant Political Agent Muhammad Shuaib said action
has been taken against the Karmzkhel Wazir tribe under a
British-era law that holds an entire tribe responsible for
crimes committed in their area.

The tribe`s perks and privileges have been withdrawn
after the bombing of the school, he said. The authorities have
also stopped the salaries of tribesmen working in the Khasadar
militia and various government departments, Shuaib said.

A meeting of a 120-member peace committee of the
Ahmedzai Wazir tribe has also been convened to identify
elements involved in bombing the school, he said.

PTI

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