ISLAMABAD - Pakistani militants blew up a government girls' primary school in northwest Pakistan's Khyber tribal area, local TV channel reported Tuesday.
According to political administration, unidentified militants had planted explosive material inside the school building that was detonated at midnight between Monday and Tuesday.
The building of the school was completely destroyed besides damaging the furniture. However, no loss of life was reported as the explosion occurred at midnight when the school building was empty.
The political administration has registered the case against unidentified militants and started investigations.
Militants have destroyed several girls' schools in lawless Khyber tribal area in recent months.
Two blasts on October 20 on a university campus in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad forced the authorities shut schools across Pakistan for one week.
Nearly 200 schools were destroyed in the Swat valley of the North West Frontier Province alone during a two-year Taliban uprising to enforce sharia law in a district used to be a tourist resort.