Militants blow up girls school in Mardan

Source­s say the milita­nts tied about 8-10 kilogr­ammes of explos­ives to the outer walls of the school.

Umer Farooq November 08, 2011

MARDAN: Militants detonated a high school for girls in Derai district of Katlang, on the outskirts of district Mardan, late Monday night.

Sources said the school's status was recently upgraded from middle to high school and added that it was the only high school for girls in the area.

They said that the militants tied about 8-10 kilogrammes of explosives to the outer walls of the school which exploded with a bang at 30 minutes past midnight and panicked the residents.

Station House Officer (SHO) Katlang police station Sher Rehman told The Express Tribune that three among the total five rooms, built recently, collapsed where the remaining two were badly damaged and cannot be used any more.

The area is situated at a few miles from the Malakand Agency where militants, in an earlier operation called “Rah-e-Rast,” destroyed more than 420 schools including 300 schools for girls.


Mirza | 10 years ago | Reply

According to terrorists and rightwing parties, it must be the US drone attacks and not Taliban who are angels. Thanks for drones otherwise our army would not establish its writ in the FATA. This lawless area is free for all terrorists and they target little girls and civilians in Pakistan to wage a Jihad against America!

Hedgefunder | 10 years ago | Reply

No doubt the Govt will go round with bigger begging bowl asking for funds to rebuild it !!! The question is why don;t they provide security and maintain Law & Order in the se areas????

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