College girls’ function attacked; 35 students hurt
MARDAN: Two suspected militants attacked with grenades a gathering of students of the Lundkhawar Girls Degree College here on Tuesday, injuring 35 girls.
Ms Dilshad, the principal of the college, told journalists that Third Year students had arranged a farewell party for their seniors and they were taking photographs when they came under the terrorist attack. The inured were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital and Mardan Medical Complex and their condition was stated to be stable.
DHQ’s Medical Superintendent Dr Mohammad Tahir told this reporter that 19 of the girls were admitted to his hospital and 16 to the MMC. One student, with serious injuries, was shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.
District Police Officer Zeeshan Haider told Dawn that two men who were on motorcycles hurled two grenades on the students after firing on the watchman who had tried to stop them. The watchman was injured.–Jamal Hoti