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Watchman shot dead for violating curfew

August 28, 2012

MIRAMSHAH/SWABI, Aug 28: A watchman was shot dead by security personnel for violating curfew at Miramshah Bazaar in North Waziristan Agency on Tuesday.

The residents of the area said that the watchman, Mohammad Yousaf, was performing duty at Mali Khan Inn when security personnel opened firing on him as a military convoy was passing through the bazaar.

The watchman was killed on the spot, they said, adding the deceased was the sole bread earner of his family. The local people appealed to the political administration to compensate the family of the deceased.

In Swabi, a government school was blown up by unidentified militants on Tuesday.

Police said that militants targeted an under-construction government high school for girls in Dagai.

They said that two explosive devices, planted in the veranda of the school, went off one-after-other at 2am in the night and created panic among people.

The watchman remained inside his room.

The classrooms of the school were badly damaged while windows and ventilators shattered and the boundary walls developed cracks.

Three rooms of the school caved in but no casualty was reported because no one was present in the school at the time of explosions.

“The under-construction building of the school needs reconstruction,” said an official of education department.

The incident was occurred in the limits of Kalu Khan police station.

Police said that they reached the area soon after the incident and cordoned off the school.

District education officer visited the targeted institution and inspected the destroyed classrooms.