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Two schools targeted in Mohmand

GHALANAI/KHAR, Aug 1: Militants blew up two government primary schools in Mohmand tribal region in the small hours of Wednesday.

The local residents said that militants planted improvised explosive devices at government primary schools in Haji Abdur Rahim Cheenari area and Khazeena area of tehsil Safi that went off early on Wednesday. As a result, both the schools were destroyed completely.

Political administration officials said that two persons were arrested under the collective responsibility clause of Frontier Crimes Regulation after the destruction of the schools.

About 99 educational institutions including a government degree college and three high schools have been blown up by militants in Mohmand tribal region so far. Several health centres have also been destroyed in the region.

In Bajaur Agency, Levies Force defused a powerful explosive device planted outside a mosque in Khar on Tuesday night.

An official of Bajaur Levies force told Dawn that the bomb was planted outside the mosque in a congested locality of the agency headquarters.

A team of security officials rushed to the area after receiving information about the presence of the device there. “The experts successfully defused the device,” the official said.

Meanwhile, Levies Force arrested three suspects in the area and shifted them to Khar for investigation.

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