Girls school blown up in South Waziristan

Published: August 20, 2012

PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PESHAWAR: The Government Higher Secondary School for girls located in Dab Kot village, South Waziristan was blown up when explosive materials planted near the building detonated on Monday, a political administration confirmed to The Express Tribune.

The bombs, placed at three different places close to the school building, exploded and damaged classrooms, porch and boundary wall of the school building, the official added.

Jan Muhammad Khujal Khel, a resident of the area, told The Express Tribune that he heard three blasts at around 2am and then came to know that the girls was targeted.

He added that the school building was very “badly damaged”.

The girls school was the only functional higher secondary school in the area and there were more than 500 female students enrolled in it.

Khel added that there was no casualty in the blasts as the building was vacant due to Eid holidays.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • gul brekhna
    Aug 20, 2012 - 3:55PM

    it is very condemnable .. i am also belong from jandola south waziristan region..according to an NGO’s survey the girls education in this area is approximately 12 %..now there is a dominant influence of Taliban which surely affect the education system of that area which is never ever be negligible..

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  • azadpashtun
    Aug 20, 2012 - 5:53PM

    This is heartbreaking. Those helpless 500 girls!

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  • Aug 20, 2012 - 7:10PM

    this news is more depressing than most of the headlines..

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  • Sumit Arora
    Aug 21, 2012 - 1:33AM

    This is disconcerting. The Taliban does not want girls to receive education. I guess the lawlessness is at its height and the government is helpless.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Aug 21, 2012 - 2:57AM

    This is the future for Pakistan under Taliban rule! Now ask Imran Khan if he still thinks that the TTP are not responsible for this!

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  • tariq khan
    Aug 21, 2012 - 11:55PM

    It’s a big game which is playing with Pushtoon Womens education Society,these militants Group wanted 2 destroy educational atmosphere of Pushtun tribal area ,,

    there are honorable personality which are responsible to taken this like of bad activity ,those do not want thats The Pushtoon womens get a nice education,thinks about its thats why taliban do not destroy Punjab educational institutes?regard ,,,,,,,,,

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