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Bombs destroy girls’ school in Swabi

SWABI: Suspected militants blew up a government school for girls in Razaar tehsil of the district here on Thursday, police said.

They said that militants planted two explosive devices at Government Primary School Khalil for Girls, located in the densely populated area of tehsil Bazaar. The devices went off at 2:30am, destroying four classrooms and boundary wall of the school, they said.

The residents of the area said that they heard huge blasts when they woke up for Sehri. The blasts were so powerful that they were heard in far away areas, they said.

“All the four classrooms of the school can no longer be used by the students. The school will open soon after Eidul Fitr. We will make temporary arrangements for the students,” said an official of education department.

In Peshawar, a blast caused damages to the building of district and sessions court at Sher Shah Suri Road near central jail on Thursday morning.

An official of East Cantonment police station said that the blast took place at 5:15am and damaged walls of two rooms, computer, telephone and television sets in the court offices.

He said that the blast occurred early in the morning when the offices were closed so it caused no loss of life. The officials of Bomb Disposal Unit said that they had thoroughly checked the area but could not get any proof of use of explosive material in the blast.

“I think the blast took place due to gas filled inside a sewerage line along the railways track,” said an official.

In Charsadda, an electricity tower was partially damaged in a blast at Pakistan Korona area on early Thursday morning.

Police said that unidentified persons planted explosives with the tower that went off early on Thursday morning. However, the blast didn`t affect power supply.

Source: Dawn