Militants blow up girls' primary school in Khyber Agency

No group claimed responsibility for attack; officials believe banned militant group involved in latest act of terror

Shamim Shahid October 27, 2014

PESHAWAR: Unidentified militants blew up a government girls' primary school in Bara, Kyhber Agency late on Sunday night with the use of explosive devices.

Officials confirmed on Monday that the government girls' primary school in the Hakim Khan Keley village in the Akakhel area of Bara was razed to the ground. Militants planted explosive materials in various portions of the school and detonated the explosives with the help of a remote control. All rooms and boundary walls of the school were destroyed.

Further, an official confirmed that resident of the village have abandoned their homes and have become Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials believe a banned militant group is involved in this latest act of terror.

The government recently launched Operation Khyber-I against militants – especially those affiliated with the banned group Laskhar-e- Islam headed my Mangal Bagh.


US CENTCOM | 6 years ago | Reply

Education is the only way a nation can progress and over half of Pakistan’s population are children who should be in school. It is not surprising that whenever the terrorists get a chance they target a school building so children’s education suffers thus hurting nation building. We are glad that no human lives were lost in this attack. These desperate acts should be dealt with severely. The terrorists in Northern Pakistan are on the run but we know very well that when opportunity arrives they hurt Pakistan anyway they can. A clear signal should go out to the terrorists that they can blow up a school building, but it will be rebuilt and children will go back to school. We stand together against all atrocities anywhere.

Abdul Quddus DET - U.S. Central Command

Anju | 6 years ago | Reply

Naxalites in India blow up schools in tribal areas. Tribals in Pakistan blow up schools, that too for girls. Extremists in South Asia are scared of educated people.

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