MIRAMSHAH/KHAR/SWABI, Nov 18: Security forces killed a suspected militant in North Waziristan Agency, while a girls school was blown up in Bajaur Agency and a college damaged in Swabi on Friday.
Officials in Miramshah said a suspected militant was killed and another injured during a clash with security forces in Speenwam area of North Waziristan Agency.
They said the clash occurred after suspected militants attacked security forces, injuring two personnel, adding that the forces returned fire killing one militant and injuring another.
Officials said gunship helicopters came into action after the clash and bombed positions of suspected militants in the area. SCHOOL BLOWN UP:
A government primary school for girls was blown up in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency early on Friday.
Officials said explosives planted by eight militants in the Danqol village school exploded completely destroying the building.
They said the explosion didn't cause any damage to human life, adding that the school's watchman was not present on the premises when the explosives went off.
Officials said militants had blown up 105 schools in the agency since 2007.
After the explosion, the Danqol peace committee began a search operation for militants. Also, the political authorities arrested many suspects under the Territorial Responsibility Clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulation.
The explosion occurred a day after the visit of Peshawar corps commander to the agency. The corps commander had announced that the agency had been completely cleared of militants and that solid steps would be taken for revival educational activities there.
Also in the day, a shop allegedly selling narcotics was blown up in the Siddiqabad locality near Khar on Friday.
Security forces fired gunshots in the air after the incident. However, no arrests were made by night. COLLEGE TARGETED:
A homemade bomb planted by suspected militants exploded near the boundary wall of a private college in the wee hours of Friday.
The explosion damaged the boundary wall and caused no damage to human life, said police.
It was the second blast of its kind in the last two months.
Earlier, a private school on Swabi-Jahangira Road was targeted when a bomb exploded at its main entrance, damaging a small part of the building and injuring watchman.
Police claimed to have arrested two suspects but refused to reveal their names.