Recently, unidentified men had blown up a boys’ primary school in the Zirgiray area of Nawagai tehsil in Bajaur.
This was reportedly the first such incident after the peace deal there. According to reports, such attacks have affected the education of around 50,000 children in the region.
Last year, the Taliban had targeted female teachers, with two of them being gunned down in an ambush in Khar region of Bajaur Agency.
Shazia Begum and Shamim Bibi, teachers at the Communal Girls School, were travelling in a van when extremists opened fire at the vehicle killing the two on the spot besides injuring two others.
Khar: After having destroyed scores of girls’ schools across the North West Frontier Province, the Taliban blew up two more boys’ schools in the Khar tehsil of Bajaur Agency, increasing the number of schools so far destroyed in the area to 82.
First Published: Monday, May 03, 2010, 16:11