Girls' school in North Waziristan blown up

No casualties reported; school's guard says attackers assaulted him before they fled

Our Correspondent May 09, 2024


A private school for girls in Shiwah Tehsil of North Waziristan was blown up and destroyed by explosives, the police reported on Thursday.

The school's security guard stated that unidentified individuals blew up the school with bombs last night, destroying two rooms. He also complained of being severely beaten up by the perpetrators before they left.

According to reports, the affected school was the only private school for girls in the region.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

The police have reportedly begun investigations after gathering evidence from the school following the incident.

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In December last year, unidentified miscreants set ablaze school furniture valued at millions of rupees in a girls’ school located in the Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Police told The Express Tribune that armed men discreetly entered the Government Higher Secondary School Mambati in Miryan Tehsil of Bannu, where they not only burnt the furniture and other equipment but also made off with solar panels and a pressure pump before making a successful escape.

Additionally, the assailants left threats inscribed on the school’s main gate, claiming affiliation with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and warning the school’s owner to shut it down or face complete destruction in the future.

The menacing slogans induced widespread panic among the students and their parents, as the school caters to 350 girls and is considered the largest education facility of its kind in the entire locality.


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