Militants attack girls school in Swabi -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Militants attack girls school in Swabi

SWABI: Another public sector educational institution was blown up by suspected militants here on Friday, police said. The incident took place in the jurisdiction of Kalu Khan police station.

The target was the government girls’ primary school Shewa, located in a congested area. About 200 students are enrolled in the institution. Two improvised devices had been planted in the veranda of the school which went off one after the other during night.

Two classrooms of the school building developed cracks and were rendered useless. The watchman of the institution survived the attack. He immediately informed the police and the mobile vehicle of the Kalu Khan police station reached their immediately. Police cordoned off the area and searched the institution for any unexploded material.

Students stayed at home on Friday. When contacted, an official said that the students might be shifted to a nearby public sector school.

An FIR has been registered against unidentified militants.

It is worth mentioning here that the number of destroyed schools reached 22 with the latest incident.

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