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.