ban militants on Wednesday dynamited two boys' schools in Khyber district, where troops are pressing an offensive against Islamist insurgents, an official said. The attacks took place in Bara town, about 20 kilometres (13 miles) south of the regional capital Peshawar, with most of the buildings reduced to rubble but no one injured in the blasts in the early hours of the morning. "Both main school buildings were completely destroyed," said Shafeerullah Wazir, the top administrative official of Khyber district, adding that only two classrooms remained standing in the adjacent schools. Wazir said that militants buried large quantities of dynamite around the outer walls of the government-run high school and primary school.
"Both Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam people are involved in this act," he said.