Bomb attack: Militants target ANP MPA's school in Swabi

Published: April 18, 2012

A school on Swabi-Jehangira road was partially damaged when unidentified militants placed a bomb near the main gate. PHOTO: FILE

SWABI: A school belonging to Awami National Party (ANP) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Irfan Sikander was partially damaged on the Swabi-Jehangira road when unidentified militants placed a bomb near the main gate.

The explosion took place at around 3am on Tuesday morning, when a bomb weighing approximately 5kg went off near the main gate of the Pakistan International Public School, said police officials.

The main gate and the outer walls were partially damaged, Irfan Sikander told The Express Tribune.

Mr. Subhanullah, the director of the school, confirmed that an FIR against unknown men has been registered. He further confirmed that since the explosive device was placed outside the school the damage was comparatively less.

A number of government and private educational institutes have been targeted by militants in the district of Swabi, however, the police have been unable to trace the bombings or apprehend the culprits involved.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Adil
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:58PM

    Exactly why these people should have been educated ‘back then’.


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