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Militant killed in Bara clash

LANDI KOTAL, March 22: An armed clash left a militant killed and a security man injured in Bara on Friday.

Officials said that security forces clashed with a group of militants when the latter attacked a security checkpost in Dro Adda area of Akkakhel in Bara.

In the firing exchange, a militant was killed and a soldier received injuries. An army vehicle was also damaged in the clash while the forces were able to repulse the attack.

Later in the evening militants blew up a government school in Meeri Khel area of Akkakhel.

Official sources said that militants blew up the girls school in Misri chowk by planting a huge quantity of explosives inside the building.

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a Nato container at Wazir Dhand locality of Jamrud tehsil on Friday.

Local officials said that a cleaner of the vehicle received minor injuries in the attack.

In Landi Kotal, gunmen wearing masks opened fire on an empty election camp in Shiekhwal area late on Friday.

No one was hurt as the staff had already left the place. The local khasadar force has registered a case.