Bombed before birth: Under-construction middle school blown up in Hangu

Published: August 27, 2013
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According to police around five kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast. PHOTO: FILE

According to police around five kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast. PHOTO: FILE

HANGU: 

A new under-construction middle school for boys was damaged when a bomb planted by unidentified militants inside the building exploded in Dorhi Bhanda area of Hangu on Monday.

Saddar police Islam Din said a huge explosion was heard at around 4am. “Initially, we could not figure out where the explosion occurred,” said Din, adding they were later told a school in the vicinity had been blown up by militants.

Din said the impact of the explosion partially destroyed the structure. A room and veranda collapsed while cracks appeared on the walls and roof of the other two rooms, he informed, adding around five kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast. A case was registered against unidentified culprits.

Many schools across K-P and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) have been destroyed by militants, with over a hundred destroyed in Mohmand Agency alone.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2013.

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