Girls' school blown up in Mardan -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Girls’ school blown up in Mardan

MARDAN/TANK: Unidentified militants blew up a school for girls in Galandary village of Mardan district on the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

Khaista, the watchman of the community girls school, told officials of Saddar police station that three unidentified militants entered the school building, overpowered him and planted two explosive devices there.

He said that militants kept him in their custody till the time when the explosive devices went off and destroyed three classrooms and office of the headmistress of the school.

The police station concerned registered FIR against unidentified persons on the compliant of the watchman and started investigation.

In Tank, Taliban have warned tribal people, government contractors and workers of non-governmental organisations to stay away from construction work in South Waziristan Agency.

Through a one-page leaflet, written in Urdu on a plain paper, Taliban have termed South Waziristan a conflict zone and asked the tribal people to vacate the area.

The leaflet titled ‘Last warning for residents of Mehsud area, South Waziristan Agency’ doesn’t carry any signature or monogram of any militant organisation.

“Neither have we permitted nor will allow any government contractor and NGO workers to work there as they all are our target,” it said.

The leaflet said that clemency would be declared for all those, who vacated the area voluntarily.

“All employees of education, health, Khasadar Force and NGOs etc will be considered criminals if they perform duty,” it said. It also warned tribal elders against signing documents of displaced Mehsud people for reconstruction purpose or getting relief assistance.

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