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Taliban target girls` school in northwest Pak

Last Updated: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 16:21

Peshawar: Taliban fighters blew up a state-run girls` school in the restive Khyber tribal region in northwest Pakistan today but there were no reports of casualties, officials said.

The girls` primary school at Landi Kotal in Khyber Agency collapsed after the blast.

The Taliban have declared schooling for girls as "un-Islamic" and frequently target government-run schools in the tribal belt and parts of Khyber-Pakhthunkhwa province.

In a separate development, a roadside bomb exploded in Hangu district though there were no reports of casualties.

The explosion occurred in Kotkai area of Hangu. Security forces were rushed to the site. Officials said the bomb was planted along a road apparently to target a foot patrol.


First Published: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 16:21
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