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Security man killed in Bara blast

Published Sep 08, 2012 09:10pm

LANDI KOTAL/GHALANAI, Sept 8: A security man was killed and another received injuries in a blast in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Saturday.

Officials said that two personnel of Frontier Constabulary were critically injured when an improvised explosive device, planted along the roadside in Nawgazi Baba area of Shalobar in Bara, went off. They said that one of the injured security men succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.

In Akkakhel area of Bara, militants blew up the house of Sohail Khan, a member of pro-government group, on Saturday.

The incident is second of its kind during the last two days as two more houses were blown up by militants in the same area.

In Mohmand Agency, unidentified militants blew up a primary school for girls in Khazeena area in tehsil Safi on Saturday.

Sources said that militants planted explosives in the school building and detonated the same, destroying classrooms, official record and furniture.

Tehsildar Liaqat Khan confirm the incident and told Dawn that after the incident security forces conducted search operation in the area but no suspect was arrested.

Agency Education Officer Said Mohammad Khan told Dawn that 102 government schools had been destroyed in Mohmand tribal region so far, depriving 7,000 children of education.

He said that work was underway to reconstruct 12 schools in Ambar, Safi and Panidiali tehsils of Mohmand Agency.

He said that Rs185 million were allocated in the Annual Development Programme for reconstruction of destroyed schools in the area.

“Alternatives arrangements have made to set up temporary schools in hujra, tents and under trees,” he said, adding that army had also reconstructed four schools in the area.

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