Suspected militants target girls’ school in NWA with IED


MIRANSHAH: A girls’ public school in the remote village of Hassokhel, North Waziristan was targeted with an improvised explosive device on Thursday.

The boundary wall of the school was damaged as a result of the blast.

Local sources claimed that the militants attempted to bomb the entire school using explosives. However, the political administration said it was unaware of the militant strike.

On May 7, a school in Mir Ali was bombed.

According to local tribes, militants have been distributing pamphlets demanding the authorities to shut down girls’ schools in the area and threatening pro-government tribal leaders.

The tribal chiefs appealed to the civil and military high-ups to take notice of the situation because of the increasing incidents of explosions in schools. Along with that threatening pamphlets are also being circulated leading to an atmosphere of fear of among the locals.

Schools in Mir Ali have once again fallen under the radar of militancy after a series of bomb threats and explosions have been reported after the launch of Zarb-e-Azb.