DERA ISMAIL KHAN / PESHAWAR: Unidentified militants blew up a private school in South Waziristan Agency through an improvised explosive device (IED) Thursday night, while a government girls’ primary school was razed to the ground near Peshawar, officials said. The first incident took place in the Wacha Khurah area nearly a kilometre from the main bazaar of Wana, the sub-division of South Waziristan Agency. An official of the political administration told The Express Tribune that the explosives were planted at the main gate of the Al-Saboor Public High School. “There were some minor damage to the outer walls and the main gate; however the building remained safe,” he said. Separately, a girls’ primary school was targeted late Thursday in the Syal Khan village on the outskirts of Peshawar, eyewitnesses said. The school, which had already been destroyed by militants, had one room intact, a resident from the area, told The Express Tribune.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 30th, 2012.
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