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    Tuesday, 7 August 2018

    2 girls school set on fire in Pishin district

    Unidentified assailants allegedly set 2 girls schools on fire in Tehsil Khanozai area of Pishin district on Tuesday night and fled, South Punjab News reported.
    The Balochistan education secretary has said that action will be taken against those involved in the incident.
    Besides, there have been no reports of casualties so far as the schools were closed at the time of the incident.
    Miscreants in Chilas and Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan vandalised at least 12 girls’ schools and set them on fire on Friday.
    Two more schools in Ronai and Takia were targeted with explosive material. The miscreants set ablaze schools located in Hoder, Thor, Gayal village, Tabour, Khanbari, Jaglot, Gali Bala and Gali Paeen. 
    Superintendent of police Diamer Roy Ajmal said 12 schools, half of them girls’ schools, were targeted by rebels who fled after the attack. “Police has launched probe and security forces are searching for the culprits in the area,” he said. Commissioner Diamer region Abdul Waheed Shah said no proof of a bomb attack on any school had been found so far. Officials also said that some of the schools attacked by the miscreants were still under construction. Local residents staged a protest at Siddique Akbar Chowk demanding the arrest of culprits. 
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