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Militants blow up primary school in Pakistan

PTI 18 Jun 2015, 7:29:25 IST

Peshawar: Militants blew up a primary school for boys early this morning in Pakistan's volatile Bajaur Agency bordering Afghanistan.

No casualty was reported as no one was inside the building when the explosion took place.The militants planted explosives in the government school building in Mamoond Tehsil and blew it up razing it to the ground, officials said.

Bajaur Agency is considered to be the spiritual homeland of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's top leadership.

About 116 schools have been destroyed by militants in Bajaur Agency since 2005, but a large number of schools have been reconstructed with the help of military and other donor organisations, the officials said.

The vehicle of a local administration official, who went to investigate the bombing of the school, was also targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED), the officials said.