Three schools were blown up by militants in Mohmand Agency and Peshawar on Friday.
According to details, unidentified militants blew up two government schools in the Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency.
Confirming the incident, a political representative of Safi tehsil said that the blast had occurred in the small hours of Friday morning. “Unidentified militants blew up a boys’ primary school in the Sando Khel area and a portion of a newly constructed middle school in Mansoorkor Qandari,” said the official. He added that the boys’ school was completely dismantled, while the middle school was only partially damaged.
Education department statistics reveal that a staggering 100 schools have been destroyed in Mohmand Agency.
In Peshawar, an under-construction school in the Mattani area was also blown up by militants on Friday. The school was being reconstructed, after it was completely destroyed by militant bombings two years ago.
Talking about the Peshawar bombing, Mattani Additional SHO Gohar Khan said, “Three bombs, each filled with one kilogramme of high explosives had been planted in the building causing it severe damage”.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.
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