Primary school in north west Pakistan blown up

January 18th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, Jan.18 (ANI): A primary school in the village of Ashraf Kalay in the Khyber region of north-west Pakistan, was blown up on Monday morning.

Officials said the school was bombed at around 3 a.m.

The militant group Lashkar-e-Islam (Army of Islam) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast.

Islamist militants are opposed to co-education and have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly for girls, in northwest Pakistan in recent years.(ANI)

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