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Taliban bombs girls' school in South Waziristan.

Byline: ANI

Peshawar, June 25 (ANI): In what may be seen as a show of defiance against the military which has launched a major offensive against the Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud Baitullah Mehsud is a leading Taliban commander in Waziristan.[1][2] The Waziris are a tribe whose home spans the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. The Mahsud are one of the four sub-tribes of the Waziri.  in the region, the Taliban has blown up a girls' school in South Waziristan South Waziristan (Urdu: جنوبی وزیرستان) is the southern part of Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering some 11 585 km² (4,473 mi²). .

The incident took place in Shin Warsak town situated about 13 kilometres away from Wana, the capital of South Waziristan, The Nation reports.

Sources said the blast was so powerful that is destroyed the school building completely.

"A girls' high school was blown up in Shin Warsak town, 13 kilometres west of Wana, the main town in South Waziristan's tribal region," said local government official, Allah Bagh
  • Bagh, Kashmir - a town in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Bagh District - a district in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Bagh, Dhar - a town in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Bagh NWFP - a union council in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan

Khan confirmed that there was no casualty in the incident.

This was the third such attack on a school building in less than a week. The extremists had destroyed two other schools, one in Peshawar and other in Bajaur earlier this week.

The Taliban has destroyed over 200 girls' schools in the Swat Swat (swät), district of the Malakand division, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Saidu Sharif is the capital. The largely inaccessible region is reached by air and through mountain passes from the south and east.  Valley, and bombed at least 100 in the troubled northwest tribal region of the country. (ANI)

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Date:Jun 26, 2009
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