A girls’ school in North Waziristan was targeted in a grenade attack during the annual examinations of the female students of grade 12.
So far, no casualties have been reported by the police and the area is under investigation to track down the unidentified assailants.
North Waziristan District Police Officer Shafiullah Gandapur said that unidentified extremists threw the grenade at the empty security post above a government school in Haider Khel to cause panic.
“This was an attempt to disturb the law and order situation of the area [….] an investigation into the attack is underway, and no one will be allowed to disturb the peace here,” he said.
The DPO said he was hopeful to get “results” soon.
Malik Gul Saleh Jan, a Haider Khel tribal leader, said Government Girls High School Haider Khel is the only girls’ high school in Mirali Tehsil where girls come from far and wide for education.
“The blast was a sign that girls should not be educated here,” he added.