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Girl killed in Bajaur rocket attack; school torched

KHAR, July 11: The daughter of a Bajaur Levies soldier was killed and his two other children were injured in a rocket attack on his house in the Mandal area of the Salarzai tehsil on Friday morning.

Some people had fired three rockets, one of which hit the house of Sahibzada, a sepoy of the Bajaur Levies, killing his 16-year-old daughter Salma and injuring another daughter Sana and son Samar Gul. The house was destroyed. According to local people, the Levies man had no enmity with anybody. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, a government girls’ middle school was blown up by some militants in Inayat Kalley, eight kilometres from Khar, on Thursday night.

It is the first incident of blowing up a girls’ school in the Bajaur tribal region. The local Taliban had occupied four girls’ schools in the tribal agency so far and declared to replace them with religious seminaries, but had never destroyed girls’ schools.

BODY FOUND: The body of a 60-year-old man was recovered by the Bajaur Levies from the fields near the Shiekh Maino area of Khar on Friday morning.

The man identified as Mir Zaman from the Badan area in the Mamond tehsil, had been strangled.
Source: Dawn