Three schools blown up in Bajaur, Peshawar -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Three schools blown up in Bajaur, Peshawar

KHAR, July 6: Two government schools were blown up by militants in the Bai Chena area of Bajaur Agency on Monday night.

Two primary schools, one for boys and the other for girls, were destroyed in Bai Chena, 12 kilometres northwest of the agency headquarters Khar. Local people said about 40 armed men had planted explosives in the schools.

The political administration had imposed dusk to dawn curfew in the area on Sunday.

Assistant political agent Iqbal Khattak confirmed destruction of the schools, saying the administration arrested 13 tribesmen under the collective responsibility clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulation on Tuesday.

Militants have destroyed about 90 schools in Bajaur during the last two years.

PESHAWAR: A government boys primary school was blown up in the Katako Pul area in the suburbs of Peshawar early Tuesday morning.

An official of the Ormar police station told Dawn that militants had planted an improvised explosive device in the school, which went off at 4am.

A bomb disposal unit official said the explosive device weighed 3kg.

Meanwhile, police said a 7kg bomb was recovered from a suspected militant in the limits of the Peshtakhara police station on Tuesday.

A police official said the explosive had been placed in a pressure cooker and a resident of Swat, Jamaluddin, was carrying it on his shoulders from the Bara side to Peshawar. He said detonator, batteries, cables and other items were also recovered from the man.
Source: Dawn
Date:7/7/2010