Blast damages girls’ college
PESHAWAR: A bomb blast partially damaged the boundary wall of a girls’ college in Bannu on Friday morning, but there were no casualties, police and locals said.
Unidentified militants planted a remote-controlled bomb near the wall of a partly constructed building at the Kaki Government Girls’ Inter-College, a police official, pleading anonymity, told Daily Times on the phone. The bomb exploded around 4am and partially damaged the outer wall of the college, which is located about 14 kilometres south of Bannu city, he said.
This was the first incident of a girls’ educational institution being targeted in Bannu district. Attacks on girls’ schools are on the rise in NWFP, which witnessed relative clam after the Awami National Party-led coalition government took over about five weeks ago and announced that it would hold talks with militants.
Source: Daily Times