IED Detonated at School's Football Ground

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 17 August 2015 16:46

LANDIKOTAL: An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in a football ground at a government school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Landikotal area on Sunday.

An improvised explosive device (IED) went off at a government high school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Landikotal area on Sunday.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion took place at the school’s football ground where the opening match of a football tournament was expected to be held. No casualties were reported.

Chairman for Khyber Sports Committee Mirajuddin said a football tournament to commemorate Independence Day was expected to take place at the school’s premises.

The opening ceremony for the tournament was held a day earlier and the tournament was initiated by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq.

According to Mirajuddin, a large number of spectators had gathered at the school. However, the football match did not take place due to heavy rain.

“Fortunately, the IED detonated, when all players and spectators had left the premises,” he added.

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