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Empowering women through partnership

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October 2012

Extremists elements blew up girls school in Nowshera on late Thursday night raising the number of destroyed schools to 18 this year, Geo News reported.

Police said anti-education elements destroyed government girls' primary school in Sher Khan Korona Marhathi Banda with planted explosive material. There was no loss of life in the incident.

The number of schools blown up this year has reached to 18.

On September 7th 2012, a school was blown up by suspected militants in Swabi, northern Pakistan.

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.

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On September 9th militants blew up a government primary school for girls in lower Orakzai Agency, northern Pakistan

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.

The destruction in Nowhera follows the shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai on a school bus in the Swat valley in northwest Pakistan, carried out by the Taliban in revenge for the girl’s campaign for the right to an education.

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