Swabi school blown up by militants

The watchman was not at his post when two planted bombs destroyed the school's boundary wall, classroom.

Our Correspondent July 27, 2012

SWABI: A government girls primary school was blown up in Sodher Village of Swabi district by unidentified persons on Friday.

SHO Sawab Gul of Yar Hussain police told The Express Tribune that unidentified suspected militants had planted two bombs weighing about five kilogrammes each. They were detonated around 9:20pm, destroying the boundary wall of the school.

adding that the school is around two kilometers towards South of Sodher Village.

“Suspected militants planted two bombs in plastic bags, which devastated the wall and partially damaged a classroom,” Gul said, adding that members of Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) have not yet reached the scene.

The SHO further said that they were informed by residents that Alam Sher  the school watchman, was at his house at the time of the explosion. “We are investigating the watchman,” the SHO said hinting towards the possibility of his involvement and or negligence.

The officer added that no casualties were reported in the blast.

A number of government and private educational institutes have been targeted by unidentified militants in the district of Swabi, however, the police have been unable to trace the source of bombings or apprehend the culprits involved.


Tribal Insafian | 11 years ago | Reply

Where is the govt? its writ? Busy taking on the Judiciary through contempt bills? or looting public money?

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