Militants target two more Girls Schools in Fata
LANDI KOTAL/ GHALANAI: Militants blew up two more schools in Khyber and Mohmand agencies late on Thursday night.
Residents of Khugakhel area of Landi Kotal told Dawn that unidentified militants planted huge quantity of explosives inside the Meera Khan Kali Government Girls Primary School which exploded with a big bang. The explosion destroyed parts of the building.
Officials of political administration later registered a case against unknown saboteurs and started investigation.
Militants have so far destroyed 28 government schools in different parts of Khyber Agency since the start of military operation in Bara in September last year.
Meanwhile, militants blew up another government-run primary school in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency on the night between Thursday and Friday.
According to sources, the explosives planted inside the building destroyed it completely. After the incident, the security forces shelled suspected hideouts of militants in Safi tehsil. No loss of life was, however, reported.
Officials said that so far 68 schools had been blown up by militants in the area, depriving over 20,000 students of education facilities.
In another incident, a woman was killed when a mortar shell hit her house in the Qandaro area of Safi tehsil on Friday. Residents said that the shell hit the house of Amir, killing the woman.