Two schools blown up in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Two government schools were blown up in separate blasts in the suburban areas of provincial metropolis early on Saturday, police said. However, the volunteers of Adezai Qaumi Lashkar were lucky enough to escape another bomb blast in the area. The residents said that a bomb, planted in the middle of Matani-Adezai Road to target volunteers of lashkar, exploded at midnight without causing any loss of life.
An official of Matani police station said that militants carried out five explosions at Government Boys Middle School Sharikera and as many in Government Boys Primary School Adezai at about 1.30am.
An official of the Bomb Disposal Unit said that the explosive devices, attached to a wire, went off on the fixed time. Farman Khan, a leader of Adezai Qaumi Lashkar, said that the blasts occurred simultaneously in the schools, but the area people preferred to remain indoors.
He said that the bomb at Matani Road was planted to target the members of the peace body but they escaped unhurt. The militants, he said, increased their night movement in the suburban areas. He said that government should devise a well-planned strategy for checking movement of militant otherwise they would create more problems.
Another source said that militants took the watchman of the school with them and freed him after explosion of bombs. However, the watchman said that he did not know militants.
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