South Asia

Militants torch two schools in Pakistan

Taliban militants on Tuesday torched two primary schools in Pakistan’s restive northwest tribal region as the country’s educational institutions observed extended winter holidays after the Peshawar school carnage.

The incident came two weeks after Taliban massacred 150 people, mostly children at an army-run school in Peshawar.

“The Taliban militants set on fire two government primary schools today early morning in the Kurram agency of federally administered tribal areas,” a government official said.

The pre-dawn arson attacks occurred in two villages in the Kurram tribal district where Taliban insurgent activity and violence are rampant.

Schools’ records, furniture and buildings were completed destroyed in the incident.

No group has so far claimed the responsibility.

A letter from the Editor

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 28, 2020 5:58:30 PM |

Next Story