GHALLANAI: The number of destroyed schools in Mohmand Agency reached 94 after militants destroyed two more government primary schools were in Mohmand Agency on Saturday, officials said.
Talking to The Express Tribune, an official of the Political Administration Tehsil Safi said that two government girls primary schools in Abdullah Kakar Kor and Gulandar areas of Tehsil Safi came under attack by militants who had planted explosives near the building.
“Both schools were partially destroyed,” said the official, “a woman who lived close to the school was injured,” he added. Two cows were also killed as a result of the explosion.
Security forces in the area searched the area with the help of sniffer dogs and arrested seven suspected people under the Collective Responsibility Clause of the Frontier Crime Regulation (FCR).
An Education Department official told The Express Tribune that the number of destroyed schools in the Agency had risen to 94.
Safi is considered to be the spiritual homeland of the Taliban in Mohmand. Unsurprisingly it also accounts for the highest number of destroyed schools in the agency. “With these attacks there are now 50 schools that have been destroyed in Safi alone,” the official said.
He added that that the education department was planning to rebuild all of the destroyed and damaged schools in the Agency, however due to lack of funds and resources, classes were being conducted in temporary tents.
“We have asked foreign donors to help us rebuild the schools but it will take some time” the official said.