Suspected Militants Blow Up Another Pakistani School

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Suspected militants have destroyed another girls school in northwestern Pakistan.

Officials say assailants blew up the school in the Mardan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa late Monday.

Provincial Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak told VOA last month that some 1,200 schools have been destroyed in Pakistan's northwestern region in the last few years.

The Taliban is active in parts of the region and frequently targets schools as part of its ban on girls' education.