Pro-Taliban militants blow up girls’ school in Pak
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 23:29
Islamabad: Pro-Taliban militants blew up a state-run girls' school in a village in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday though there were no casualties, police said.

The militants targeted the Government Girls' High School at Amakhel village in Tank district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with an explosive device.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Basheer Khan told reporters that the militants had planted the explosive device on the outer wall of the school and detonated it by remote control.

Police cordoned off the area and defused another bomb. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban, who are opposed to the education of girls, have destroyed hundreds of schools across northwest Pakistan.


First Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 23:29

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