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Taliban militants blow up two schools in NW Pak

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 9, 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 9, 2009 - 23:28
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