Targeted attack: Girls school damaged

The gate was removed from its base by the impact of the explosion.


Our Correspondent July 19, 2013
The gate was removed from its base by the impact of the explosion. PHOTO: FILE

BANNU:


A government girls middle school was partially destroyed when a bomb planted by unidentified militants against its boundary wall went off in Mama Khel area of Bannu on Friday.


Hawaid police official Gul Rauf Khan said a huge explosion occurred at around 1:10am after which he directed the police to rush to the site. Twenty minutes after the incident, police officials reported that unidentified militants had planted a bomb near the school’s main gate. Glass had shattered in a class room while the boundary wall was destroyed. The gate was removed from its base by the impact of the explosion.

The bomb disposal squad in-charge in Bannu, Wasal Khan, visited the site to determine the intensity of the blast, the official said. Wasal reported that five kilogrammes of explosives were planted in a canister and placed in front of the school gate.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2013.

COMMENTS (1)

csmann | 7 years ago | Reply

And Mr.Rashid says Taliban is all for girl's education, and asking Malala to come back

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