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Girls school, bridges blown up

LANDI KOTAL: Militants blew up another girls` school and destroyed two more bridges here on Wednesday night.

Local officials said that a powerful blast completely destroyed the two-room government girls primary school in Alamkhanu locality at around midnight. No one was hurt in the explosion.

In Bara, unidentified armed men blew up two more bridges in Jani Khwarh area of Akkakhel. Militants have so far destroyed at least seven bridges in different parts of Bara in less then two weeks` time. Nobody has so far taken responsibility of either of the incidents.

Authorities in Jamrud claimed to have arrested leaders of two kidnappers` gang. They said that Haji Gul and Najeebullah alias Said were arrested during a search operation in Shahkas area. And while the administration claimed nabbing the kidnappers, unidentified men abducted Taza Gul from Qabaro Mela locality of Jamrud.

Meanwhile, in Lakki Marwat, a tube-well of water supply scheme in Ahmadabad locality was destroyed in a blast in the early hours on Thursday.

Official sources said that unknown miscreants had planted explosives at a room containing the tube-well, which went off with a big bang.

“The explosion was heard in the entire locality and adjacent villages,” the sources said. A case was registered against unknown accused.

Source: Dawn