Peshawar: Suspected militants lobbed
grenades at a girls` college in northwest Pakistan today,
injuring 19 girls, police said.
Two men riding a motorcycle hurled grenades at the
college at Gulimera in Mardan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
province this afternoon.
A function was underway at the college at the time of
District police chief Waqif Khan said 19 girls were
He described the condition of nine of the injured as
critical but dismissed reports that some persons were killed
in the attack.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Taliban militants, who consider the education of girls
as "un-Islamic", have attacked scores of girls` educational
institutions in northwest Pakistan over the past few years.