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Girls study outside a school destroyed in a blast in Mohmand Agency.—Dawn File Photo

KARACHI: A landmine explosion in district Safi of Mohmand Agency killed a Special Forces member on Thursday. Meanwhile, in another district of the agency, a girls’ school was blown up with explosives, bringing up the total number of schools blown up in Mohmand to 100.

Official sources told DawnNews that a Special Forces unit was attacked with a remote-controlled bomb while it was patrolling the Sandukhel area of tehsil Safi. However, the security personnel remained unhurt.

A short while later, a member of the unit named Gul Amin hit a landmine, causing it to explode on impact. Amin died on the spot.

After the explosion, security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation.

On the other hand, in tehsil Yakaghund, a girls’ primary school was blown up with explosives. The incident brings the total number of schools blown up in Mohmand Agency to 100.

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