PESHAWAR, April 17: A government primary school for boys was blown up by unidentified person in the small hours of Sunday near the shrine of Kaka Sahib in Nowshera district.Police said that the school was located in Speen Kani Khurd street near the shrine of Sufi saint Kaka Sahib in the limits of Nowshera Kalan police station.

The residents of the area said that a powerful bomb blast rocked the entire village when they were in deep slumber. “Later we came to know that the bomb went off inside the primary school,” they added.

An official of the police station concerned told Dawn by telephone that a classroom of the school was completely destroyed while the other partially damaged in the blast. “Police had arrested many militants in the Kaka Sahib area some two years ago,” he said.

He added Militants were present in the area some two years ago but police conducted operations against them. “Currently there is no report about presence of militants in the area,” he said. Police registered FIR against unidentified militants and started investigation.

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