13 girls school attacked in Chilas: Police

CHILAS: According to Police, thirteen girls’ schools on late Thursday night were attacked in Chilas.

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The police also added that Schools’ property was damaged and attacked by unidentified men.
Police also said, “Explosions were also set off in two schools.”

Following the reported incidents, the Police initiated a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits.

Earlier in December 2011, two girls’ schools were damaged in Chilas while earlier that year, two other girls’ schools were blown up.

Earlier in May, two girls’ schools were bombed in Mir Ali tehsil of North Waziristan Agency.

During the last 10 years, at least 1,500 schools have been destroyed in the tribal belt, according to a report.

Earlier in 2012, Malala Yousafzai, who later won the Nobel Prize for her efforts to promote education in the tribal areas, was shot by the Taliban for the same reason.

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) in 2017 issued a report and said that the education of thousands of students, especially girls, was disrupted by attacks perpertrated by the Taliban and other militant groups.

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