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PARACHINAR, Nov 7: A security man was killed and 14 persons received injuries in a bomb blast at Sadda Bazaar in Kurram Agency on Wednesday.

Official sources said that an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted by militants at Ajab Khan Chowk in Sadda Bazaar that went off at 11:15am. A security man identified as Khial Bacha was killed and 14 persons, including three security personnel and two children, were injured in the blast, they said. They added that two shops were also destroyed partially in the explosion.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar expressed concern over the attack and said that such acts should be thwarted. He said that government with the cooperation of local people would take necessary measures to overcome the situation.

In North Waziristan Agency, a woman was killed and a man received injuries when mortar shells were fired from across the border on Wednesday.

Sources said that Nato forces fired 17 mortar shells from Paktia province of Afghanistan at Wacha Bibi area of tehsil Dattakhel in North Waziristan Agency. They said that several houses were destroyed in the shelling.

A woman was killed and a man identified as Mir Wali received injuries when mortar shells hit the area, they added.

Also, Nato forces fired two mortar shells from Khost province of Afghanistan that landed in Ghulam Khan area. However, no casualty was reported in the incident.

In Mohmand Agency, militants blew up two government-run schools in the small hours of Wednesday.

Local sources said that militants planted improvised explosive devices at a government primary school in Tora Garai area of tehsil Pandilai and government primary school in Shah Baig Yaseen Kore area of tehsil Haleemzai. The explosive devices exploded and destroyed buildings of both the schools, they added.

About 111 educational institutions have been destroyed by suspected militants in Mohmand tribal region so far.