LANDI KOTAL: A girls’ school was blown up by militants in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Wednesday night.
Sources said that dozens of masked men stormed the Higher Secondary Girls School in Akkakhel and overpowered two watchmen. They placed explosives at several points across the institution and detonated it, destroying the building.
The explosion was heard far and wide in the area. Windowpanes of several nearby houses were smashed.
It was the second such incident in Bara in five days. The administration registered a case against unidentified attackers. A military operation is going on in the town against militant outfit Lashkar-i-Islam.