MIRANSHAH: Unidentified miscreants threw a hand grenade at a girls school in North Waziristan tribal district on Monday at a time when examination 12th grade students was in process.

The grenade was thrown at an empty post at the school which caused no casualties, police said.

North Waziristan District Police Officer (DPO) Shafiullah Gandapur said the incident happened in Haiderkhel village with a purpose to create panic. He said the attack was carried out to create law and order situation of the area. He said police have launched investigation into the attack. He said police are conducting investigation from all angles and culprits will be brought to book.

The people of the area have expressed concern over the incident and said they are concerned about the security of their children.

The grenade attack in North Waziristan came a day after one person was killed in a mortar shell attack during fierce fighting between Borakhel and Edik sub-tribes.

Both the groups used mortar guns, RPG-7s and medium and heavy machineguns to target each other’s positions. This was the second person killed in the fighting since the start of the armed conflict.

Last week, unknown armed men shot dead a tribal elder in Mir Ali area. Police said two men on a motorcycle opened fire at tribal elder Malik Salahuddin in Patassi Adda and escaped. The deceased belonged to Hurmuz village. He had served as head of a local peace committee tasked with maintaining peace and checking movement of miscreants in the area.

Police said the body was shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Mir Ali.

Body of kidnapped labourer found

The body of one of the six labourer kidnapped from Zeemasht area of Central Kurram tribal district has been found.

The deceased has been identified as Gul Faraz, hailing from Okara district of Punjab. After recovery of the body of kidnapped labourer, the police have increased raids for recovery of the remaining kidnapped labourers.

The six labourers were kidnapped by unknown militants last months. The incident has caused fear and panic in Kurram and many labourers hailing from other parts of the country have left the area.

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