Militants destroy another girls school in NW Pakistan

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Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): Another girls school was destroyed in the Mohmand tribal area of northwest Pakistan, after unidentified militants detonated it with explosives, local media reported citing official sources.

With this attack, the number of schools destroyed by insurgent militants in the tribal area bordering Afghanistan has increased to 57 so far, English.news.cn reported.

Earlier on Sunday, two girls schools and a boy's school were destroyed in similar bomb blasts.

Believing that modern education is allegedly not in line with the Islamic scriptures, and with female education being their main target, the ultra orthodox Taliban have been trying to implement their own distorted version of "Shariah" or Islamic jurisprudence in the insurgency-plagued northwest tribal areas of Pakistan.

Militants in the adjacent Malakand area have destroyed over 200 schools during the past couple of years.

Analysts believe that one of the hidden motives behind sabotaging schools is to keep attendance levels high in seminaries, some of which have allegedly been involved in brainwashing young boys to take up militancy as a way of life, the report said.

Reports suggest that young boys are lured there to take up suicide bombing as an ultimate aim in life for seeking a guaranteed entry into 'jannat' or heaven in the afterlife. Most of the suicide bombers, if not all, were teenagers in suicide bombing attacks in Pakistan, the report added.

It exhibits an alarmingly rising trend among teenagers in the militant-infested northwest region of Pakistan, which is also the frontline in the US-led war on terror. (ANI)

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