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- Saturday, January 05, 2013 - From Print Edition


PESHAWAR: A government school was blown up in Mashokhel village near the provincial capital late Thursday night, officials said.


They said the militants bombed the school by placing explosives at the building of the Government High School Mashokhel in the jurisdiction of the Badaber Police Station.The explosion was triggered with a remote-controlled device that destroyed three rooms and caused cracks in the building. Experts from the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) were called in and they detected another improvised explosive device (IED) planted near the building.


“The IED weighing 10 kilograms was defused,” BDU In-Charge Shafqat Malik said. The Badaber Police Station registered a case about the incident. The Badaber area has been under attack for the last few months as militants operating in the nearby tribal areas have increased attacks on the police and security personnel. The militants have also been attacking government and private properties.