Militants destroy girls school in DI Khan

Incident took place around 2am in the Kalaa-e-Saeedan area, where a girls primary school was blown up.


Iftikhar Firdous February 03, 2012

PESHAWAR: A powerful bomb blast left a girls school in ruins on Dera-Sherani road in the Dera Ismail Khan area, officials said late Thursday night.

The incident took place around 2am in the Kalaa-e-Saeedan area, where a girls primary school was blown up.

“Four rooms and the veranda were totally destroyed," said a police official, explaining that around 8-10 kgs of explosives were used in the bomb which seemed to be manufactured locally.

The area where the school was blown up is populated by the Shia community. In an earlier incident, the police diffused two bombs weighing almost 43kg in another school opposite this girls school.

The Dera Ismail Khan area has a history of sectarian violence and has also been in the limelight for terrorist attacks since the start of this year.

Last week, officials said that a militant attack on a police official, after which the terrorists took refuge in a private college, was also sectarian.

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Hedgefunder | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Adnan: I am of the origin, but am UK citizen and Taxpayer too, who is simply baffled as to why regularly we pay to build schools in Pakistan, that has life of less than 3 years on average ! On such projects, what is it, do you really want to keep the girls without education?? Do take note of number of females in the country and also the economic implications of such mind frame, as Pakistan is not Saudi Arabia!!!! In Normal world this is classed as laying Foundation for improvements and flourishing the local people, however in Pakistan there is Confusion as to what they really want or need to improve as society !!!! I hope you get rid of this Indian Phobia, as its bad for your health, as to the reason the Indians are concerned is very simple ! Who in their right mind would want an Neighbour as unstable as you?

Chulbul Pandey | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Adnan: I just fail to understand why Indians are so interested in Pakistani politics. Please explain. Mr. Adnan, if I may - Do you still think blowing up girls school is actually politics? If it is, I hate to say but your politics is taking your country back in stone age. Secondly, what's wrong keeping up-to-date with whats going on in the neighborhood? You guys watch our movies, news of our fighter planes purchase get reported on ET and so on and so forth. I don't think you should complain about people using their fundamental right in the civilized world - freedom of speech Sincerely!
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