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.