Militants blow up girls' school in Pakistan

11:32, September 05, 2010      

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Suspected militants have blown up a girls school in the insurgency-hit Swat valley in Pakistan's northwest area, reported local media on Saturday.

The report quoted police as saying that miscreants destroyed Girls Primary School at Kalam, the tourist spot in Sway valley late Friday night.

Due to the blast, the building of the school was completely demolished, said police, adding no one was hurt as the school was closed at the time of the blast.

A purported Taliban spokesman Omar Hasan claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban militants have reportedly destroyed some 400 schools in Swat valley in their two-year campaign against the security forces.

The fresh attack on school is the first after the security forces killed or expelled militants from Swat valley in 2009. People fear that Taliban militants are still hiding in mountains of Kalam.

Police said the security forces started search for the arrest of the miscreants but no arrest was made.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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