Two girls’ schools were targeted by terrorists in Swabi and Bannu

Two girls’ schools were targeted by terrorists in Swabi and Bannu, destroying one and damaging the other.Twin bomb blasts destroyed a major portion of a girls’ school in the Swabi district. The explosions that occurred one after the other destroyed five of the seven rooms of the Primary Girls’ School, Shewa No 3, police officials said. The school is located in a densely-populated area, and the sound of the explosions was heard in several villages of the area, waking people up from sleep. Officials from the Kalu Khan police station, in whose jurisdiction the incident happened, rushed to the school soon after the explosions. They said the bombs were planted in veranda near the classrooms’ walls. The school building was declared unfit for use, and the girls are likely to be shifted to nearby schools.

In a separate incident, terrorists hit a Girls Higher Secondary School in Bannu. The school building was damaged in the explosion caused by a bomb planted at its premises. The explosion resulted in damaging doors and windows of the building while the residences of a former nazim union council Barkatullah Khan and his relatives were also damaged.

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