Taliban militants blow up two schools in NW Pak
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 09, 2009, 23:28
Islamabad: Pro-Taliban militants today blew up two state-run schools in Pakistan's restive northwestern Khyber tribal region, where troops are conducting operations against the terrorists.

The two school buildings in Bara sub-division of Khyber Agency were blown up with dynamite early this morning though no one was injured in the attack, officials of the local administration said.

The militants detonated an explosive device planted on the outer wall of the boys' high school, an official said.

The blast also destroyed a nearby primary school.

Bara town is located 20 km south of Peshawar, the capital of the North West Frontier Province, which has witnessed a series of terrorist attacks and suicide bombings over the past few weeks.

Since last year, Taliban militants, who oppose co-education, have blown up hundreds of girls' schools in Swat valley of the NWFP.

The banned Lashkar-e-Islam group, which is active in Bara, too has been involved in attacking government-run schools in the tribal region.


First Published: Wednesday, December 09, 2009, 23:28

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