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Girls’ school blown up in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: Unidentified assailants on Thursday blew up a girls’ school in South Waziristan Agency, where a full-scale army offensive is expected against Taliban warlord Baitullah Mehsud, officials said.

The incident came three days after Taliban bombed two other schools, one in Peshawar and the other in Bajaur Agency.

“A girls’ high school was blown up early Thursday morning in Shin Warsak town,” 13 kilometres west of Wana, the main town in South Waziristan, local government official Allah Bagh Khan said.

He said no loss of life was reported in the explosion that completely destroyed the school building.

Also on Thursday morning, the military fired artillery at Taliban hideouts in the agency’s Spinkai Raghzai and Sararogha villages, a security official said. The number of casualties was not immediately known.

Source: Daily Times

Date:6/26/2009