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Militants attack girls school in Swabi, September 2012

Source: dawn.com

Another public sector educational institution was blown up by suspected militants in Swabi, northern Pakistan, on 7th September, police said.

The incident took place in the jurisdiction of Kalu Khan police station.

The target was the government girls’ primary school Shewa, located in a congested area. About 200 students are enrolled in the institution.

Two improvised devices had been planted in the veranda of the school which went off one after the other during night.

Two classrooms of the school building developed cracks and were rendered useless. The watchman of the institution survived the attack.

He immediately informed the police and the mobile vehicle of the Kalu Khan police station reached there immediately. Police cordoned off the area and searched the institution for any unexploded material.

Students stayed at home on Friday. When contacted, an official said that the students might be shifted to a nearby public sector school.

An FIR [First Information Report] has been registered against unidentified militants.

The number of destroyed schools [in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province - KPK] reached 22 with the latest incident.


Girls School blown up in Orakzai

Source: dawn.com

Militants blew up a government primary school for girls in lower Orakzai Agency, northern Pakistan, on 9th September, officials said.

They said that explosives were planted at the school, located near Khail Maat Shah village in Storikhel area, that exploded before dawn. The school building was destroyed completely in the blast, they added.

Militants have destroyed 93 schools for boys and girls in the troubled tribal region [Federally Administered Tribal Areas - FATA] so far. Officials said that around 10,000 students were affected owing to destruction of schools in the area.

 


 

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