Militants blow up two schools in Mohmand

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Militants blew up two government schools and a solar-powered tube well in Mohmand Agency in the small hours of Saturday.

Residents said that unidentified militants had planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the government primary school for boys in Mateen Kor area, government primary school for girls in Shano Ghundo area, and a solar-powered tube well in Darwazgai area of Ekkaghund tehsil. They said that the IEDs went off with a bang early on Saturday morning, destroying all the three buildings.

When contacted, agency education officer Said Mohammad confirmed the incident and said that the boys school was recently elevated to high level and the girls school to middle level.

About 128 educational institutions, including Government Degree College Lakaro and three high schools, had been blown up by militants in Mohmand tribal region so far.

People of the area have demanded of the government and donors to reconstruct these schools.

Source: Dawn News.