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June-23-09

Girls' School Bombed in Pakistan

A bomb destroyed a girls' primary school early Sunday in Pakistan. The school is located east of Peshawar city in northern Pakistan. The building was empty at the time of the attack, so there were no casualties at the school, which was completely destroyed. Two nearby houses were also destroyed in the blast, reported CNN.

Media reports indicate that police are attributing the attack to unknown militants, according to Chinaview.

Violence against girls' schools has been rising in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Last year, Taliban insurgents were arrested in the case of an acid attack against schoolgirls in the southern city of Kandahar in Afghanistan. In Pakistan's Swat Valley, more than 130 schools, many of which were all girl institutions, have been destroyed, allegedly by the Taliban,in the past year. During the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, girls were forbidden to attend school.

Media Resources: Feminist Daily Newswire 11/13/08, 12/3/08; CNN 6/22/09; Chinaview 6/22/09


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