Connect with us
Advertise With Us

EDUCATION

Assailants Burn Down 11 Schools

Published

on


Assailants burned down 11 schools in coordinated attacks in
northern Pakistan, police said on Friday.

The overnight attacks in the area of Tangeer in Gilgit-Baltistan, a region bordering China, have spread speculation about the presence of Taliban militants, police official Kaka Jan told dpa.

Jan said no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, in a region that has been comparatively peaceful so far,
and police have launched an investigation.

Another police official Imtiaz Ali said, 11 schools, which were burned down either completely or partially, were for boys and girls.

Taliban militants have bombed and set fire to hundreds of schools, especially for girls, in areas they once controlled near the Afghan border, before being driven out in military offensives.

Taliban militants nearly killed girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai in a gun attack in 2012 in her native town of Swat in Pakistan.

She survived and went on to become the youngest Noble Peace Prize laureate ever.(dpa/NAN)



Copyright LEADERSHIP.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: editor@leadership.ng







Advertisement
Comments

MOST POPULAR

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!