Primary school in Shabqadar damaged in blast

BDU successfully defuses other bomb at same location.

Our Correspondent February 04, 2014
BDU successfully defuses other bomb at same location. PHOTO: FILE

SHABQADAR: A blast damaged part of a boys primary school in Konra colony in Shabqadar on Tuesday morning , while another bomb was also defused at the same location.

A police official confirmed the incident and told The Express Tribune that unidentified persons had put five kilogrammes of explosive materials in an oil can which exploded at around 3am this morning.

The blast damaged a room in the school and its veranda.

Police visited the school after the blast and found another locally made 5kg explosive, which was successfully diffused by the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) before it could do any damage.

Police conducted a search operation in the area but no suspect was arrested until the filing of this report.

The primary school was built by Mohmand Agency authorities but was located in Shabqadar. The area has been disputed since 1998.

The number of destroyed schools in Mohmand Agency is greater than 110, while around 10 schools have been blown up in Charsadda in the past five years.


A Pakistani Kashmiri | 7 years ago | Reply

@Hyder Sultan: I think you forgot that 99% of children in Pakistan have Islamic education trough madrassahs. I myself had received Islamic education trough a madrassah. We need more universities, schools and colleges in these backward areas. We're going backward rather than forward. Islamic world was once the centre of art, science, maths, literature and poetry and now were the centre of extremism, corruption and violence. I blame it on people like you who agree with schools being bombed, which your comment definitely seems to be suggesting. May Allah guide you seriously your in dire need of it.

ET post this.

Hyder Sultan | 7 years ago | Reply

Islamic education needs to be imparted to our boys before any other schooling.

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